Art & Lit: Handing On, Holding On: Finding and Keeping Our LGBTQIA+ History @ Discovery Museum, Newcastle | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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To acknowledge LGBTQ History Month in February, Curious Arts and Discovery Museum are holding an event on Saturday 11th February, which looks at how we can preserve LGBTQIA+ history, including items like newsletters, leaflets and posters, as well as badges, t-shirts and the other objects that form a part of all our personal and wider social history.

Handing On, Holding On: Finding and Keeping Our LGBTQIA+ History, will be an opportunity to discuss the creation of an LGBTQIA+ for the North-East, as well as share ideas on how to preserve your own items and create digital records to add to a local collection. There will also be tours of the Stores of the Discovery Museum.

Richard Bliss, Arts and Heritage Associate artist for Curious Arts adds, “We need to have a record of what we did and who we are. This day will be a chance for people to come together and tell us what they have at home, and how we might begin to build an archive, both digitally and by collecting notes, newsletters, leaflets and objects, all of which tell the history of LGBTQIA+ life in the North East.”

The event will take place between 11:30am-3pm at the Great Hall on the fourth floor. Entry is free, but booking is required.

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