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Interpreting Transgender Stories in Museums and Cultural Heritage Institutions

“…museum professionals may have difficulty confidently representing them in museum exhibitions and programs due to the rapid evolution of language, the marginalization of transgender identities throughout history, and the politicization of transgender identity in the twenty-first century. This guide is designed to recognize and address these challenges. It is intended to support museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions in recognizing queer and transgender possibilities within their collections, advocating for these possibilities within their institutions, and forming meaningful relationships with their local queer and transgender communities.” (p.3)


“There’s no single best way to include transgender narratives in exhibitions and programming. Instead, this guide suggests potential best practices for your institution based on this project’s interviews, published studies, and related tools and examples.” (p. 5)