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Pride and Prejudice - LGBT research project

pride-prejudice-logo-286In our exciting project, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, we are researching our urban history collections at the Museum of Liverpool, and our fine and decorative art collections at the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House, in order to identify items with an LGBT connection.

‘LGBT’ is an acronym that summarises the main groups within the overall gay and transgender community. Specifically, it includes lesbian women, gay men, bisexual people of both genders and trans people. Trans is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. 

National Museums Liverpool is dedicated to exhibiting all aspects of culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. We have a strong commitment to human rights, social justice and equality for all. The representation and contribution LGBT people have made to society over a long period of time has been largely misinterpreted or omitted. We hope that by uncovering the wealth of objects in our collections that reflect LGBT lives, histories and culture, we can help to make these stories more widely known and present them better to the public in accessible online collections. 

As these web pages develop, we will be adding new features and information, including resources for the museum community.

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Our partners

Our partners in this project are Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove and Homotopia.  Brighton Museum & Art Gallery displays many objects with an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) connection and has a LGBTQ trail available in Brighton Museum.

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‘Pride & Prejudice’ has been funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund


LGBT blogs

John Williamson's portrait of Mary Wollstonecraft

The allure of Mary Wollstonecraft

10 August

What is it about the Walker Art Gallery’s portrait of 18th century feminist visionary Mary Wollstonecraft that warrants its inclusion in our pioneering new LGBT project Pride and Prejudice? Read more about The allure of Mary Wollstonecraft


National Museums Liverpool has Pride!

28 July

I remember my first Liverpool Pride, back in 2010. I was finishing off my university year and I stumbled across it quite by accident. Needless to say I had an amazing time and funnily enough I will be having another Pride first this year. Read more about National Museums Liverpool has Pride!