Contact Details

Mark Etheridge
St Fagans National Museum of History

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3574

Staff Name

Mark Etheridge

Job Title

Principal Curator of Collection Development: LGBTQ+

Areas of Responsibility:

Curatorial responsibility for LGBTQ+ history. Collections Management of the industry and social history collections. Curatorial responsibility for early historic photography collections, including an internationally important collection by the circle of John Dillwyn Llewelyn (a collection of 1,240 prints, paper and glass negatives, mainly dating to the 1850s). Management of the industry & transport photographic collections (over 206,000 images).

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

  • BA (Hons).
  • Museums Association (individual member)
  • Committee member of the LGBTQ+ Special Interest Group of the Oral History Society.

Research Interests

LGBTQ+ history of Wales. Early photography in Wales. Researching a large collection of early photographs by the circle of John Dillwyn Llewelyn.

Interests also include making collections available online, and developing new ways to improve the management of the photographic collections.


LGBTQ+ History, Historic Photography, Oral History, Contemporary Collecting.

Selected Publications

Barringer, T., and Fairclough, O. 2014. Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills, American Federation of Arts, 2014 (contributing authors: A. Pritchard, M. Munro, M. Etheridge).

Etheridge, M. 2023. ‘Protest with Pride: Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners’. In Crafted with Pride: Queer Craft and Activism in Contemporary Britain, edited by D Fountain. Bristol: Intellect Books.

Blog Entries

Mair Jones & Norena Shopland
24 March 2022
Oska von Ruhland
10 March 2022
by Mark Etheridge
1 February 2022
by Mark Etheridge
20 March 2017
by Mark Etheridge
20 July 2015
by Mark Etheridge
18 December 2013
4 November 2013