“The women are the ones who write the history of the world! There has to be a women’s museum in every country of this world.”

Shirin Ebadi

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2003) and official godmother of IAWM

Welcome to the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM). We are thrilled to share with you our organization and members, which seek to provide women’s museums – and those who work with them – a place to share and collaborate. Learn about our history, our goals, and our members.

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IAWM Conference 2021 Hittisau
August 31 – September 3, 2021
Frauenmuseum Hittisau / Austria

The International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM) and Frauenmuseum Hittisau invite you to join us at the 6th International Conference of Women’s Museums. It is a forum for over 60 museums and initiatives from five continents to discuss birth cultures, gender equality, globalization and sustainability as well as the future of women’s museums. For the first time in its history, the IAWM conference will be hosted as a hybrid event. Check the conference website for more information.

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A woman’s museum in a shopping mall

New impressions from Marianne Wimmer's travels through the USA Let' s move further into the Midwest of the USA! With Toledo at the south end of Lake Erie we leave Ohio and enter the federal state of Michigan with its capital Lansing. We make our first stop at the...

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Frauenmuseum Hittisau: Special Commendation 2021

  Women’s Museum Hittisau received one of six Special Commendations of the European Museum Award 2021. This award honors museums that are new and innovative. The main prize, the EMYA 2021, was given to the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Netherlands) at the online...

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