Watch a recording of a discussion about how to explore museum collections in ways that are creative, collaborative and socially engaged with artist and photographer Marge Bradshaw.
Marge discusses the process of delivering the ‘Whose Menopause?’ project, which she worked on with three community groups in Bolton, Greater Manchester earlier this year. The groups used a range of material from our collections to investigate and challenge typical menopause narratives, which often exclude people identifying as LGBTQ+, working class or from the global majority.
The event is facilitated by Dr Rachael Gillibrand, who leads ‘Stigma and Shame? Challenging Menstrual Taboo Through Time’, a research project that aims to start conversations, provide menstrual education, and influence change.
The discussion took place on our YouTube channel , followed by a Q&A session at the end.
‘Whose Menopause?’ was supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It was also made possible by Bolton at Home, Indigo Gender Service, NHS Bolton CCG, and other community partners.
‘Stigma and Shame? Challenging Menstrual Taboo Through Time’ has funding from the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute.