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18. May 2013 – 17. November 2014

Transformation means more than just the process of transforming: it also means renewal and the overstepping of limits. This chronological show is centered on the large social theme of gender classification and the struggles over its transformation since 1800. Focussing on Germany, the exhibition is an associative journey through the many transformations through which LGBTIQ communities (LesbianGayBisexualTransIntersexQueer) and their protagonists have passed over the course of their histories: It sketches ways of life and identities beyond the heteronormative classification of gender, highlighting victories and defeats, the creativity and determination of those involved, as well as the difficult and sometimes questionable compromises they made.
Transformation has been conceived as an interim exhibition and will be on view until the opening of the new permanent exhibition. Most of the objects on display are drawn from the collection of the Schwules Museum, supplemented by some items on loan.


Curator-guided tours:
Wed May 22, 2013, 6 pm
Wed June 12, 2013, 6 pm
Wed July 17, 2013, 6pm