AN EXHIBITION which told the story of Oxford’s gay and lesbian pubs has been shortlisted for an award.

Queering Spires: a history of LGBTIQA+ spaces in Oxford is one of six shortlisted for a sustainable project award.

The exhibition took place at the Museum of Oxford, which has also been shortlisted for the volunteer of the year at the Museum and Heritage awards.

The Queering Spires exhibit used second hand furniture and decor, and will be up against the likes of the British Museum and the Imperial War Museums.

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Meanwhile, museum volunteer Miriam Laird has been shortlisted for the volunteer of the year, for her qualities in engaging with people, particularly at the museum’s Tea and Talk sessions.

Oxford city councillor Mary Clarkson said: “I am delighted that the Museum of Oxford has punched so far above its weight in being shortlisted for these awards. To be placed amongst the household names of the heritage sector is a great achievement.

“Miriam’s efforts have made such a positive difference to our elderly and youth-led museum initiatives alike.”

The winners of both awards will be announced on September 22.