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SHARING LESBIAN CULTURE IN AOTEAROA

Upcoming Events

  • Pride and Protest 1972-2022: Celebrating 50 Years of Pride in Auckland
    01 Oct, 9:00 am – 16 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Te Atatū Peninsula Community Hub, 595 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatū Peninsula, Auckland 0610, New Zealand
    An exhibit celebrating the beginnings of Pride in Auckland at the first ‘Gay Day’ in April 1972, a protest by a newly formed Gay Liberation Group, led by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku in Auckland’s Albert Park. And taking a look at the journey that has led us to how we celebrate Pride now.
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  • 50 Years of Pride
    Sat, 08 Oct
    Pt Chevalier Library
    08 Oct, 9:00 am – 29 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Pt Chevalier Library, Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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WHO WE ARE

Our focus at the Charlotte Museum is on the collection, preservation and exhibition of objects, items, ephemera and herstorical content on lesbian sapphic women who love women, the lesbian cultural experience and the historic lesbian communities of Aotearoa.

 

We are part of a network of archives preserving lesbian culture for the benefit and understanding of future generations. 

COMMUNITY

The museum is currently undertaking several key projects to ensure our collections are more visible and accessible. 

We provide a safe and welcoming space for anyone interested in finding out about and enjoying our herstory.

 Learn more about what we can do for you and how you can get involved.

PROJECTS ON AT CHARLOTTE

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Digitisation of The Collections

We are creating an online catalogue for our collections. This will enable easy access for our communities to the items objects documents and ephemera that depict our histories.

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Research Library Cataloguing Project

After recently receiving a large donation of books we are working to integrate, catalogue and make available online our collection of reference books, fiction, journals and essays and research documents.

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The Oral HERSTORY Project

An exciting project capturing the adventures, stories and relationships of lesbian sapphic women and their lives in our diverse communities.

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Ara Design Project

This year we are involved in a design project with Ara Institute of Canterbury. Senior design students will be working with the museum to create new ideas for our overall aesthetic, including the website design, social media channels and publishing style.

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Preserving Our Recorded Collections

The museums is digitising our important historical content that is currently saved on 'vintage' formats.

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Museums and Cultural Heritage

Since last year we have been involved in a student internship programme with the University of Auckland. Students doing post-grad study in Museums and Cultural Heritage have been helping us with our work while gaining some hands practical experience.

VISIT US

Admission Free, Koha Appreciated.

Wednesday:    11am - 4pm

Friday:              11am - 4pm

Sunday:             1pm - 4pm

Or by appointment - please contact us, we would love to open the museum for you.

We are within reach of New Lynn Train Station and the New Lynn to Avondale Shared Path.

Some off-street parking available.

There is one step at our building entrance, and a flight of stairs to reach some of our exhibitions.

 

WITH GRATITUDE

Thanks to all our generous benefactors and lesbian friends.

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Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust
Rule Foundation
Cunningham-Adams Charitable Trust
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ALBA
iCandy Media
The Lion Foundation
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Lottery Community
The Trusts Community Foundation
National Services Te Paerangi