The British Museum’s online "same sex desire" trail has been turned into a new downloadable foldout map thanks to a partnership with untoldLondon.
© The British Museum
The development of the map follows a five-year conversation between untoldLondon and the Museum, and aims to make it easier for visitors to find items as they wander through exhibitions.
The map features 21 iconic objects from across the world with a LGBT story to tell, giving visitors the chance to discover a broad range of sometimes very surprising objects.
These include items and stories from Maori, Native American, Classical, Ancient Egyptian, Asian and Japanese culture, showing there have always been gay people for most of recorded history.
It also gives members of the gay community in London the chance to discover the history on their doorstep.
Visitors can pick up a hard copy of the trail at café First Out, bookshop Gay’s the Word, the Hackney Museum or the Museum of London.
Alternatively, visit http://www.untoldlondon.org.uk/article/get-our-free-lgbt-trail-british-museum for a free downloadable version.