Thursday, December 6, 2012

Washington is getting a new LGBT Museum!

An organization called the Velvet Foundation is in the process of creating a National LGBT Museum. They claim that it will be the first of its kind, though the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco might beg to differ. At any rate, this looks like it will be a much larger institution that will include an archives/research centre, a theatre, and a martini bar (!) in addition to exhibition spaces. From their website:

"The museum is dedicated to sharing the heritage of LGBT people, a story that unites millions of women and men but is rarely represented in mainstream museums. Developed and sustained by the Velvet Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, the Museum is located in the District of Columbia, where the LGBT story can most effectively reach a national and international audience." 

This looks like a great project, and I especially love their list of tips for people wanting to conserve their materials at home.

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