Transition Related Surgery: The Fight For Access — an online exhibition curated by Museum Studies graduate Amelia Smith.
Transition Related Surgery is just one name given to the many different operations that a transgender person might receive as a part of their transition.
Access to these surgeries has long been controlled and restricted in Ontario, and it was often cisgender people who were allowed to decide who counted as transgender. This exhibition tells the history of the social access to these surgeries, and looks at how politics and medicine have evolved over the past 50 years.
View the exhibition here: https://bit.ly/3k1T6v0
Exhibition Project is a full year course for Museum Studies students who work in small groups or individually to develop a project, often an exhibition, in partnership with cultural institutions, community organizations or university programs.
More exhibits will be featured as they continue to launch in coming weeks.
Here are some exhibits that have already been unveiled:
Onwards: The University of Toronto Through Times of Change
AGNES: Illustrating Canadian Wildflowers and Plant Life
ANTHEM: Expressions of Canadian Identity
Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition
Changemakers: Women at the University of Toronto and the Struggle for Equity
The Lengths We Go: Reflections on Hair
Transition Related Surgery: The Fight For Access