As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford, to have a chat with us.
The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s collections, working with a wide range of volunteers who identify as LGBTQ+ or are allies, supported by collections staff.
The project was partly funded through the Oxford University Museums Partnership, which receives funding from Arts Council England, and partly through a five-year HLF-funded project, VERVE. The project would have also been a great fit with HLF’s smaller funding programmes, Sharing Heritage and Our Heritage. Its combination of a user-led approach and training for volunteers, a rationale based on representation and access, and strong heritage focus fit closely with a range of HLF Outcomes.
NB: If you're following along live with this conversation, please be aware that the latest questions and answers will not automatically update on the page, so we recommend that you refresh your screen every 10-15 minutes.