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Beyond Salacious: Exploring LGBTQ+ Themes with Family and Young Audiences

An adult with light skin, long brown hair, and a dark blue coat views posters, t-shirts, and photos relating to LGBTQIA+ life in Scotland on display at the Living Memory Association in Leith.

Museums do amazing work in appealing to and representing wide and diverse audiences. However, there can be a danger of museums ‘othering’ their audiences—finding approaches that apparently work and sticking to them, when we have the opportunity to reflect community as a whole, in a more holistic way. 

Join Sacha Coward and MGS in looking beyond the more usual ways of exploring LGBTQ+ narratives in our museums, and ensuring the stories we tell reflect the communities we live in and amongst. 

Sacha Coward is a freelance museum professional with a passion for working with hidden histories and underrepresented audiences.