Beth Asbury

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Beth
Asbury
Pitt Rivers Museum
South East England

I work at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, and ran a project in 2016-17 called Out in Oxford. The project was to create a printed trail across all of the University's collections, providing new perspectives on some of their objects with the interpretations written by volunteers from amongst Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community. The project was a response to a lecture by Professor Richard Parkinson of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, calling for more explicit, not implicit, representation of the LGBTQ+ experience in all museums.

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