“Queer Britain is finally going to have a space to show what we can do and that we’re here for all the community”
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY QUEER BRITAIN
This morning, Art Fund announced Queer Britain as new tenants at 2 Granary Square, London. This is a certainly a moment of celebration for Queer Britain. The charity was established in 2018 with a mission to create a new museum which would be an inclusive place that celebrates stories, people and places within the LGBTQI community. With LGBT+ History Month around the corner, the timing is divine.
The organisation hope to open the doors to the public by spring 2022. Stay tuned DIVAS! Queer Britain will be announcing its plans and programme shortly.
Jenny Waldman, Art Fund director, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Queer Britain as our new tenants. Their exciting proposal for the first UK museum dedicated to exploring LGBTQ+ histories, people and ideas was warmly supported by our trustees, and we’re thrilled that our beautiful building in Granary Square will be home for the first phase of the Queer Britain museum. It promises to be an essential destination.”
Lisa Power, Queer Britain trustee, said, “I’m really excited that Queer Britain is finally going to have a space to show what we can do and that we’re here for all the community, from old lesbian feminist warhorses like me to young queer folk of all genders and ethnicities. Queer Britain aims to tell our many and diverse histories, and now we have a home to do that from.”
Joseph Galliano, Queer Britain director and co-founder, said, “It’s time the UK had an LGBTQ+ museum, for all. And we are delighted to have found our first home in beautiful Granary Square with Art Fund as our first landlord. It’s a prime location accessible to swathes of the country, and in a part of town with a rich Queer heritage.”
The organisation have shared that the space will include four galleries, a workshop, an education space, gift shop and offices for the team. It will also have ramps and lifts. Entry will always be free but donations are very much welcomed.
Time to start planning your springtime trips to the museum!
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