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Dan Vo

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"A leading figure in the world of
alternative museum tours in Britain."
The New York Times

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"A queered museum can definitely
put a spring in your step."
The Guardian
Dan Vo 
Trainer | Producer | Tour Guide

Dan Vo was the recipient of the inaugural Museums Association 'Museums Change Lives' Radical Changemaker Award 2018. 

He is a Victoria and Albert ambassador and founded the volunteer-led LGBTQ+ tours at the museum, which has won three awards: the London region Marsh Christian Trust Volunteers in Museum Learning award 2017, named Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 'Ambassador of the Year' 2016, and the Bringing Innovation London Volunteer in Museums Award 2016.

Dan developed the Bridging Binaries tours for the University of Cambridge Museums: Fitzwilliam Museum, Polar Museum, Zoology Museum, Museum of Classical Archaeology, and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He also helped train the volunteer team of guides for the British Museum LGBTQ Tours.

Dan promotes diversity, equality and inclusion in the UK museum sector as a Museums Association Transformer and Fellow of the Arts Marketing Association Future Proof Museums. He is a Stonewall BAME Role Model and is on steering committees for the Pitt Rivers Museum Beyond the Binary project and Queer Britain, and is also a member of the Historic England Expert Advisory Group.

For nine years Dan managed an independent digital creative media agency in Soho as Head of Production. He also served on the board of AudioUK and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Prior to moving to London, he was acting station manager and marketing manager of JOY 94.9, Australia's only first and only LGBTQ+ radio station. 

Exhibitions and Shows:

Salon Outrē

V&A Friday Late: Out For RevolutionV&A Friday Late: Queer And Now, William Morris Art Gallery

Queer Asia

SOAS University

Lectures:

All Inclusive: Championing Diversity in Museums 

Thinktank Birmingham, Manchester Art Gallery
 

LGBT History in Vietnam 

V&A Museum

Life and Loves of Frederick The Great

V&A Museum

Peter Travis, Wizard of Aus: Ceramics, Speedos and Kites, Oh My! 

Higgins Bedford, Solent University, V&A Museum

Queer Stories at the Museum 

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, British Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Fitzwilliam Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum Ideas Conference 2019, Museums Showoff, National Galleries of Scotland, Royal Cornwall Museum, Tyne and Wear Museums, V&A Museum 

What Does a Queer Museum Look Like? 

Tate Britain (guest speaker)

Publications:

Why the V&A Gay and Lesbian Tour is Essential

The Museum Blog Book

Within and Without: Body Image and the Self 

Museums Journal

Quoted in:

Museums in the Age of Intolerance

Sharon Heal in Museum Activism edited by Robert R Janes and Richard Sandell

Power and Privilege 

Sally Colvin

Queer Inclusive Museum

Margaret Middleton in Exhibition Fall 2017

Side-By-Side Memorials

Christopher R Linke in New Perceptions of the Vietnam War edited by Nathalie HC Nguyen

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