Located at the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion is the brand new exhibition “Museum of Transology”, which is set to be the largest collection of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever to be displayed. This incredibly important exhibition portrays the reality of modern trans life, and with boxes of hormones, first bras and real-life post-surgery body parts, the collection shows the bravery and vibrancy of the UK’s trans community.
With over 100 objects on display, many of which were found through crowdsourcing as a way of empowering trans people to tell their own stories, the everyday artefacts hold a special significance in each of their owner’s journeys. Incredibly touching, powerful and provocative, the exhibition is set up to teach viewers and help them understand the trans community – previously unrecorded in museums – using personal objects attached with rich sentiment and deep personal meanings.
Collector and curator E-J Scott says: “The objects people have chosen to donate to the Museum of Transology are strikingly intimate, and make a unique contribution to broader social debates surrounding body politics, gender inequality and the continuing attachment of biological sex to gender despite three waves of feminism. Ultimately, the exhibition is about how every single one of us deserves the freedom to fashion who we want to be. Fashion designers and communicators of the future can – and must – continue to play an increasingly significant role in challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes perpetuated by the industry.”