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Geneva Lavern Beckford

Geneva Lavern Beckford

PhD candidate
Liverpool John Moores University

Geneva Lavern Beckford is a first year PhD candidate at Liverpool John Moores University investigating the implementation of intersectionality and its key principles in curatorial and museum practices respectively, investigating power dynamics within institutions to investigate identity-based exclusion.

She holds a Masters in exhibition studies achieving a distinction grade. Throughout her studies, her core beliefs have remained centered around championing for equal access and inclusion within artistic institutions for minorities – now focusing on intersectional approaches to collaborative and community-led curatorial practice with an interest in reaching further audiences.

MuseumNext Next Generation Summit
Wednesday, 20th July 2022

‘Intersectionality: Bridging the gap between the traditional and the trending’

Continually, the museum has struggled to attract and retain the interest of the next generation of visitors and donors – so where do we begin? Where dealing with an increasingly conscious demographic, there is a need for transformation in the museum. We can begin to explore the various intersections of identity as well as barriers to entry among our younger generations by employing an intersectional lens of analysis in order to cultivate a space that rejects the traditional in favour of conscious practises reflective of the multifaceted nature of current society and which acknowledge a wider range of histories and perspectives.

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Geneva Lavern Beckford