News 23 September 2016, 10:35

Interview with Ashkan Sepahvand, Post-Colonial Curatorial Fellow at the Schwules Museum*

In April, 2016 the Schwules Museum* welcomed Ashkan Sepahvand to the team as a curatorial research fellow as part of the International Museum Fellowship Programme, which is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation. Since then he has been working to develop a re-reading of LGBTIQ* history in Germany from a post-colonial perspective. The culmination of his research at the Schwules Museum* will be presented in the summer of 2017 in the form of an exhibition that will focus on decolonizing LGBTIQ*...

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News 06 September 2016

More Diversity at The Schwules Museum*: Introducing a Generation and Perspective Change

At the members meeting on September 6th 2016, The Schwules Museum* elected a new board of directors. The board was expanded from five to eight people, plus a coopted position, which will serve for two years instead of just one, as was previously the case. Dr. Birgit Bosold (Finance and Exhibitions), Dr. Kevin Clarke (Exhibitions, Events, and Press), and Jan-Claus Müller (Personnel & Volunteer Support) were reelected to the board and will continue serving in their previous positions. In addition...

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News 29 August 2016

From the Archive… - The “Hate Crime” File is now catalogued!

Julia Wigger, who recently completed her Masters degree in Public History at the Freie Üniversitat Berlin, has worked with the Schwules Museum* for nearly three years. Working as a volunteer since 2013, Julia has helped to develop an important part of the inventory of the SMU* Archive, which is now in a preliminary form, in order to be enabled for future use. The archival file relating to “Hate Crimes” (formerly entitled “Justice”) contains several thousand occurrences of “violence against...

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Preview 29 September 2016 - 31 October 2016

Free guided tours at the Schwules Museum*

Guided tours at the Schwules* Museum in September:

Thursday, September 29th at 6pm guided tour Stage Design: Peter Kothe. An Eastwest German Life

Guided tours at the Schwulen Museum* in Oktober:

Saturday, October 1st at 4pm guided tour millionaires can be trans* // you are so brave*

Thursday, October 6th at 6pm guided tour Stage Design: Peter Kothe. An Eastwest German Life

Saturday, October 8th at 4pm guided tour Am I Dandy? How to Lead an Extravagant Life

Thursday , October 13th at ...

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Preview 29 September 2016, 19:00

The Femme Dandy from Stendhal to Club Cassanova

With PD Dr. Isabelle Stauffer (Mainz)

Although Dandyism is masculine in principle, the Femme Dandy has been accompanying this history since the mid-19th century. However, Female Dandyism needs its own money and an unassailable social position to transfer life into an art piece. In the 20th and 21st century, the Bohemians, the emancipation of women, and homosexuality opened up new possibilities for the Femme Dandy. Celebrity cult, ready-made-clothing, and Camp are forming postmodern Dandyism and...

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Preview 02 October 2016, 18:30

Queer Kitchen: Transphobia vs. Lesbophobia?

Queer Kitchen was first established as a space of solidarity; a space where we can come together and discuss the difficult and conflict-laden debates concerning our queer communites. We firmly believe that these discussions cannot be held exclusively online since political debates on social networks are prone to developing extremely hurtful and/or aggressive dynamics. A recent example of this is the discussion leading up to the event "DYKE OUT! Good news for bad grrrlz*", which was a panel...

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