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Leather Archives & Museum Announces
2017 - 2018 Visiting Scholar Program

January 9th, 2017

 to conduct research using the collections of the LA&M.  A travel reimbursement allowance of up to $1,000 will also be provided to the recipient.scholar academic terms.  A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded to one recipient 2018 or Spring 2017The Leather Archives & Museum [LA&M] announces a seventh annual Visiting Scholar Program for the Fall.

The award is available to three types of scholars:

  1. Scholars with academic appointments 
  2. Graduate students pursing an MFA or PhD 
  3. Independent scholars with an established research agenda 
The LA&M is seeking projects that may enhance the institution's mission to disseminate information to the public about the history of the leather / fetish / BDSM community and its culture.  Toward that end, we are particularly interested in proposals that may provide materials for display in its galleries, as a traveling exhibit or as an online exhibition.

For more information and to apply:
Applications for the program must be received via email no later than March 31st, 2017.  For information on how to apply, please visit the program's website.   

About Leather Archives & Museum
The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to leather and alternative sexual communities. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains books, magazines, scholarlypublications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter.  For more information about the LA&M, please visit

Leather Archives & Museum
Rick Storer, Executive Director

The Leather Archives & Museum 2017 - 2018 Visiting Scholar program is made possible through a generous grant from Leather SINS NFP and their event, Kinky Kollege.
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