The Museum of Transology and Radical (Trans) Trust

  • Moira Armstrong


In this critical commentary, I reflect on the radical possibilities of trans public history raised by the practices of the London-based Museum of Transology. First, I introduce the museum and its goals. Then, I discuss the museum’s community archiving and rapid response collecting practices in connection with scholarship about the activist and communal implications of such practices. Finally, I connect the museum’s work to the concept of radical (trans) trust, a term that combines the idea of radical trust from the field of public history with interdisciplinary research on trans community, concluding with the benefits of adopting radical (trans) trust on a wider scale in the heritage sector.

Critical Commentaries