Is Including Sex an Exhibition or Exhibitionism?

  • Friday, September 22
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Lacombe Room

Presenter(s): 

Christy Bills, Invertebrate Collections Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah
Paul Gabriel, Learning Specialist, Independent
Tom Long, Public Interpretation Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Park
Anthony Worman, Curator, Military and Political History, Royal Alberta Museum.

Moderator: 

Kyla Tichkowsky, Teen & Youth Programs Coordinator, Royal Alberta Museum

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience
Do topics of sex, sexuality, and gender have to turn exhibitions into exhibitionism, or incite feelings of queerness and queasiness? What drives assumptions about these issues, and how might that lead us to censor core aspects of our collections, our exhibitions, our facilities, our staff, and our visitors? Come join this Westinar, a seminar-style discussion, as colleagues from across the border and various types of museums specialties incite a conversation about how to embrace without shame these parts of our biology, cultures, and identities.