Tabitha Deadman

Let's Talk Tokenism

In this podcast, Tabitha Deadman New Museum School Trainee at Keats House, City of London Corporation talks tokenism in LGBT+ History Month with Keats House Poet Dean Atta and curator/queer museum activist Claire Mead.

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About Tabitha

Tabitha was based at Keats House in Hampstead.

She worked on a range of projects such as events, archival work, and audience engagement in collaboration with the 200th anniversary of Keats living at the property.

As a Social Anthropology graduate, discussions around the politics of representation at university sparked her interest in the role museums have in society.

After volunteering in several oral history projects, exhibition curation, and at the Migration Museum, Tabitha has seen how influential community heritage can be to accessibility and participation in museums.

Building on her previous experience, she endeavored to try new ideas to bring in new audiences to Keats House and engage more people with poetry.

Tabitha enjoyed working with the other trainees to develop skills and think critically about the future of museums and the heritage sector.