This year, the exhibition “New in the Collection” will take place for the first time, presenting a selection of the year’s new additions to the archive and art collection at the Schwules Museum. Thanks to numerous benefactors, we house a unique collection of historical documents, artworks, books and everyday objects, which covers the spectrum of gay, lesbian and trans* culture. For more than 25 years, the Schwules Museum has been collecting these various objects and arranging them for show in exhibitions. With this new exhibition format, the Schwules Museum would like to thank its benefactors and point out the necessity of such gifts, without which no further expansion of the museum’s collection would be possible.
From now on and not without ulterior motives, new treasures from our archive and collection will be made publicly accessible every year right before the holidays. This presentation of recent donations is additionally intended to motivate visitors to donate objects and materials from their own collections: Be it gray or fine literature, works or artworks, things or (sweet little) nothings; lesbian, gay, trans* or queer – we welcome all new additions happily, catalogue them and archive them professionally. And in no way do they go lost: you will see them again in exhibitions and books, academic research and documentations.
Curator: Patsy l’Amour laLove (Patrick Henze)