Do Museums reflect what happens in society?
Do they properly reflect important issues concerning personal identity, gender, discrimination, political and social change?
How is ‘today’ informed by the past?
Storiel’s collection started at the end of the 19th century over 130 years ago, collecting objects that relate to the history of north Wales. In the last few decades there has been an increasing awareness of ‘gender issues’ in all its different forms from feminism, equal pay to gay rights. Early topics, such as the Woman’s Suffrage movement have been comprehensively covered by museums, but more recent social changes and hidden histories are only starting to be addressed. Large museums in Brighton and Liverpool have projects that explore LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) communities and how their stories have been ignored or misrepresented in relation to their permanent collections.
This exhibition looks at similar subjects through Storiel’s collections.