https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/NQBD3367

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Museari: Art in a Virtual LGBT Museum Promoting Respect and Inclusion

Ricard Huerta

ORCID icon https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9537-4184

Universitat de Valencia

 

 

Abstract

Museari is an online museum dedicated to upholding human rights and sexual diversity through art, history, and education. Museari was born in 2015 and since then more than 70 exhibitions have been presented. This paper analyzes Museari’s interest in teacher training, something that has been especially positive during the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective of the research is to reflect on the opportunity to use a virtual museum to address issues of art and education. For data collection, we used assessment instruments specific to the case study, such as diagnoses, discussions, focus groups, and participant observation. We highlight museum’s positive reception by the students, particularly the role it plays in overcoming stereotypes and conventional taboos to achieve inclusive environments.

 

Keywords: queer studies, queer art, education, museum, teacher training

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