From Queering Spires to Green Inspired

From Queering Spires to Green Inspired

— how sustainability can underpin our practice

Museum of Oxford’s Queering Spires exhibition charts a history of LGBTQIA+ spaces in the city, shining a light on hidden histories, many previously unvoiced. But underpinning the exhibition’s content and creative process is a commitment to the environment and a principle of sustainability, which led to them winning the inaugural National Lottery Heritage Fund-sponsored Sustainable Project of the Year Award at the Museums and Heritage Awards.

In this session, which will include discussion and group work, Marta will talk about the journey to creating an exhibition with sustainability at its heart; how creating change can begin with small steps, yet have a big impact.

What will I gain?

— An understanding of what sustainability can look like in your work

— Inspiration to make change

— Insight into what your peers are doing in this field

This session won’t be recorded for the Access All Areas Pass.


Marta Lomza | Community Engagement and Exhibitions Officer | Museum of Oxford

 Marta has led on creating two community exhibitions: Healing SpacesChild Health in Oxford, co-developed with the Oxfordshire Hospital School, and Queering Spires: a history of LGBTIQA+ spaces in Oxford, co-curated with members of Oxford’s LGBTIQA+ communities. She is currently delivering Mixing Matters, a project celebrating distinct culinary heritage of Oxford’s diverse communities, which will result in a publication of a community cookbook, recipe calendar, and temporary exhibition in partnership with the Oxford Hindu Temple. 

Image courtesy of Marta Lomza (c) Fran Monks