From queens, emperors and divine beings, to scientists, artists and global communities, Bridging Binaries explores the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections.
How do labels and categories affect the stories we choose to tell, or how we connect with each other? How do they affect our interaction with the natural world, and how we imagine the future?
Since 2018, the Bridging Binaries team of volunteer guides has been sharing their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects from across the University of Cambridge Museums.
Following the closure of our museums in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in March, and the introduction of enhanced safety measures, we are currently unable to offer in-person tours.
Head over to our Discover page to explore some of the stories from the tours, presented by the Bridging Binaries guides.
Behind the scenes
Interested in volunteering?
Opportunities to join our friendly group of tour guide will be advertised on our Volunteer Makers page.
Get a guide's eye view of the project in posts by Colin Clews and Kate O'Neill on our Collections in Action blog:
About the project
Find out more about the development of Bridging Binaries on our Collections in Action blog: