Víctor Ramírez Tur holds a PhD in Art History and is a curator and mediator. He is intensely trying to make the “discipline” an increasingly livable and welcoming territory, either through university teaching at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona or through mediation and education projects with artistic institutions.
He is a regular collaborator to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, where he has carried out many educational projects (“Artistic Pedagogies for Educators and Other Rebels,” “In Duel,” “Playing with the MACBA Collection,” and so on). In recent years he has worked on the incorporation of LGTBI artistic narratives into several institutions in the city such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia (“Rebellious Gazes: Readings of the Collection with an LGTBI perspective,” “Subversive Sounds: Voices, Guerrillas and LGTBI Shelters”), the Maritime Museum of Barcelona (“Desire Flows Like the Sea”) or the LGTBI center (“Excited Beasts”) and has been the curator of some of the main lines of the LGTBI Museums project.
Issues, accomplishments and demands around the LGTBI Museums project
The following article covers the author’s experience as a curator of some of the main guidelines of the LGTBI Museums project, developed by seven cultural institutions in Barcelona in collaboration with the LGTBI Center of the same city, since June 2021 to January 2022. Some of the strategies developed by the author at the National Art Museum of Catalonia and the Maritime Museum of Barcelona linked to this initiative will be analyzed. Their goal—to incorporate queer narratives in all cultural fields.