Get down with the diversity of female sexuality depicted in historical objects from across cultures and time periods.

Join Melany Rose and Chloe Cooper in an interactive and entertaining run down of their favourite objects, questions and quirks from their popular sex education programme at the British Museum.

Comparing the perfection of the female figure in classical sculptures to our contemporary ideals, the erotic imagery from the past with today’s digital desires and asking where are all the vulvas?

This interactive talk with involve (totally optional) drawing, dancing, and tin foil sculpting... come prepared!


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Melany and Chloe

Meet your speakers

Melany Rose works at the British Museum curating, developing and managing the offer for schools, families and teachers. She works primarily on the Secondary schools and family programme but also works across other departments. She has an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from the UCL Institute of Education and a BA in Communication, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design. She has worked within learning teams in organisations such as: The Foundling Museum, The Florence Nightingale Museum, Bow Arts, Chisenhale Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate, ICA, South London Gallery and also works as a freelance artist educator working on creative learning projects. She recently founded an organisation called weareculturebaby organising meet ups in galleries and museums for new parents and babies.

Chloe is an artist and educator, developing and delivering creative workshops at the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tate Modern. In 2016 Chloe co-founded the Relationships and Sex Education programme for 11-18 year olds at the British Museum with Melany Rose. She now develops and delivers workshops using the museum collection across five topics exploring consent, body image, pornography, same sex desire and gender identities.