Here at Hull Museums we are dedicated to representing the diversity of our audiences and exploring our local heritage. We had noticed that we were not fully doing this for our LGBTQ+ visitors and we wanted to change that by increasing the LGBTQ+ narratives found in our interpretation, programming, and engagement.
We have been working on improving what we can provide as a service, by organising internal staff training, increasing our research into our collections, and looking at new ways of representing these histories.
The Pride in Our City project is an ongoing project which aims to actively increase LGBTQ+ inclusion and representation across all of Hull Museums and the Ferens Art Gallery. The long-term project continues to be developed authentically with local communities with the view to offering new experiences and perspectives, and to encourage discussion and self-expression.