The ways in which gender diversity is represented in museums can affect how gender-diverse people are perceived in the larger society. Thus, it is critical that museums not only include trans materials but also provide fair and accurate representations of these works. To appropriately engage in transology, or the study of trans people, museums must involve trans individuals and communities directly in interpreting the gender-diverse narratives in their historical collections. In the 21st century, trans people themselves have founded trans-focused archives and collections. Among the most noteworthy are the Digital Transgender Archive in the United States, the Museum of Transology at the Bishopsgate Institute in London, and the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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