Museum of Oxford call for queer history exhibition loans

Published: Thursday, 15th August 2019

The Museum of Oxford is asking Oxford’s LGBTIQA+ communities to loan memorabilia for an upcoming exhibition ‘Queering Spires’.

In partnership with Oxford Pride, the Tales of Our City project and members of the community, the exhibition will tell the hidden history of Oxford’s queer community.

Exhibition curators are seeking objects which have a story to tell, whether an old poster or ticket for an event, photos of events or protests, or objects with a hidden history – a champagne cork from a civil partnership maybe?

Councillor Mary Clarkson, Cabinet Member for Culture and City Centre “People know about the big moments in queer history, like Stonewall and Section 28, but this exhibition is about what life was like for people in Oxford – the spaces, the events, just daily life. The best way to tell this story is through the memories of those who were living here, which is why the Museum of Oxford is calling for people to loan items to the exhibition.”

To find out more about loaning to the exhibition (running September to December) please contact the Community Engagement and Exhibitions Officer at

The exhibition ‘Queering Spires’ will open on 7 September 2019 at the Town Hall.