SHARING LESBIAN CULTURE IN AOTEAROA
- Fri, 08 JulCall for Submissions - Contact us!08 Jul, 12:00 am – 11:50 pmCall for Submissions - Contact us!We are publishing two special edition zines for Zine Fest - the first a retrospective of personal writings published in herstoric newsletters and magazines, and the second new writing from those same writers alongside younger voices of sapphic lesbian women. Contact us with your submission!
- Sat, 23 JulTe Toi o Tāmaki23 Jul, 10:00 amTe Toi o Tāmaki, Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandThe charlotte Museum will be participating in this year's Zine Fest in Tāmaki Makaurau, celebrating all things lesbian and sapphic in the creative and radical world of self-published zines. https://www.aucklandzinefest.com
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.
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
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.
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.
The Oral HERSTORY Project
An exciting project capturing the adventures, stories and relationships of lesbian sapphic women and their lives in our diverse communities.
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.
Preserving Our Recorded Collections
The museums is digitising our important historical content that is currently saved on 'vintage' formats.
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.