3.1 – Engaging LGBTQ communities

2017 was the 50th anniversary since the partial decriminalisation of Homosexuality in the UK. This case study will explore the Tate response. This includes the origins of the exhibition Queer British Art 1861-1967, the learning and development programme and the importance of the community voices.

This case study will provide examples of good practice but also reflect on the difficulties the Tate has faced. This includes reflecting on language, involvement in staff networks and representation.

Finally, this case study will share the legacy of this exhibition on the plans for Tate’s future engagement with queer communities.