Posted: 26th April 2021
It’s such a thrill to tell you we’re launching a new podcast for Hull Museums. As you can see from the podcast artwork for Pride In Our City – the Podcast by artist Paul Salter, it’s so very Hull with bright colours and little nods to the city with the The Deep, Murdoch’s Connection and the Humber Bridge featured. The content of the series will also include familiar local voices. Pride In Our City – the Podcast is hosted by me, Dan Vo (Dan’s Twitter) Museum ‘Queerator’ and Pride In Our City project mentor, and in each episode I’ll introduce you to a member of the Pride In Our City project team, including curators, artists, and members of the community who are participating in the ongoing work to curate and design an onsite exhibition. You’ll find out what is going on behind the scenes, what each guest’s role is within the project, and what it means to them to be involved.
The first episode features Lauren Field (Lauren’s Twitter) Community Curator: Social History at Hull Museums and Project Lead of Pride In Our City. You’ll hear Lauren explain how this project launched with a digital exhibition in July 2020 and is now taking the next exciting steps to bring more to you with an in-real-life exhibition to come at the Ferens Art Gallery, and digitally still via activities and things like this brand-new podcast! Lauren is also the chair of Hull Museums LGBTQ+ Working Group – a service-wide staff group which works towards improving the quality of visitor experiences and increased access to collections, and so you’ll find out more about the ethos and values behind the mission to make Hull Museums more inclusive and representative.
Listen to the full first episode of Pride in Our City – the Podcast here:
Or on YouTube: Click Here
About Lauren Field
Lauren Field has worked in various curatorial roles at Hull Museums for the past 5 and a half years. Her most recent role as Community Curator: Social History allows her to engage with various communities throughout Hull to ensure that the museums are safe and welcoming spaces for all, by providing authentic inclusion and representation throughout their delivery. Since 2019 Lauren has been Project Lead of the Pride In Our City project.
About Pride In Our City
The Pride In Our City project aims to increase LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion throughout Hull Museums’ research, interpretation, and programming. It is an ongoing project that prioritises co-curation with communities and new understanding of untold narratives.
Now, a focus group of local community advisors and a Lead Creative Artist are working with the Hull Museums team on the next steps of this project, to develop a community-led exhibition, showcasing Hull’s LGBTQ+ history at the Ferens Art Gallery.
Explore the Pride In Our City digital exhibition here: Click Here
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