Thanks to you, we have reached our £10,000 target to create Crimes of Passion: The Story of Joe Orton exhibition at the National Justice Museum this summer.
For the first time, the museum will examine the challenging role of crime in Orton’s life and work, including the defacement of the library books, his imprisonment, his murder and his legacy. It is important to us that the 50th anniversaries of Joe’s death and the decriminalisation of homosexuality are recognised as part of our programme of public learning as to how the law can and does more to protect fundamental but neglected personal rights.
Thanks to you, this ambitious project can now be made a reality and the exhibition will go on display from 22nd July until 1st October 2017.
We will make sure to keep you updated on the progress of the project over the next month and we look forward to welcoming you to the museum to view the exhibition.
Thank you once again for your incredible support, it is very much appreciated by everyone at the museum.