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Coffee & Catch Up with Dan Vo

In this week’s Coffee & Catch Up, I chat to Dan Vo, founder of the award-winning LGBTQ+ volunteer-led tours at the V&A. Dan tells me how a cup of Vietnamese coffee sets him up for a day of beaming museum-related joy into our lives.

While lockdown was an unexpected and challenging time for everyone working in the museum sector, Dan took this opportunity and transformed it into a beacon of sunshine for all of us with his daily #MuseumFromHome Twitter interviews. This series was such a success that the BBC partnered up with him and Sacha Coward for a whole day of Museum From Home as part of their Culture in Quarantine programming during Lockdown.

Dan also tells me about his new role as Project Manager and lead researcher for an Art Fund supported project to establish a UK-wide Queer Heritage and Collections Network to provide training, networking and peer support to people working with LGBTQ+ collections and histories.

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This episode was Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari (@TheWonderHouse) and Produced/Edited by Nick Harris (@2ndThoughtTank).

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