Our next arts project at Gendered Intelligence is going to be carried out in collaboration with the Science Museum. This transgender heritage project will enable 15 trans people (ages 13-25) to learn about their heritage in relation to a history of medical science. We will spend the day perusing and talking about the Who am I gallery as well as the medical collections.
This first session is for anyone who is interested in the project and may wish to come to future sessions, although there is no obligation to get involved. The overall project involves visiting the collections at the Science Museum to find artefacts, gathering the memories of four older trans people, bringing new objects to the museum, building a ‘case’ in the Who Am I? gallery space and creating a digital on line space that reflects the work and thinking of the group.
As part of this project we will have the opportunity to present new and old objects as well as digital content in one of the cases in the Who Am I? gallery. Our work will stay there for 3 - 6 months reaching up to 1.25 million visitors!
This is our chance to tell our stories in relation to a history of medicine!
Saturday 7th September 2013
10.30 - 3.30pm
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
The Science Museum’s Dana Centre,
165 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5HD map
All travel will be reimbursed. We hope to see you there!This project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund as part of their Our Stories project. Our project will take two main heritage focuses that will target both trans and non-trans audiences. These are: 1.) to consider a history of science and medicine in relation to transgender heritage and 2.) to capture the memories and experiences of older members of the trans community partly in relation to a history of science and medicine.
Following the first introductory session we will carry out a series of workshops in October: