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Girl Museum is holding our first-ever art auction in support of #5WomenArtists. Featuring works created by female artists exclusively for our museum, all proceeds will support our new contemporary art exhibition series. Bid now on prints, laptop bags, pins, and more: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/5womenartists 

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The Women’s Museum of Costa Rica is opening the exhibition “Women transforming spaces” by Vanessa Huertas Miranda. “Being a woman is fighting from birth, fighting for space and living in. Waking up and opening paths that seem to be closed with warnings, involves challenging the world that seems to say no constantly, that screams only one way to be a woman. To be a woman is to fight for spaces, for recognition, for vindication, day by day, so being a woman is like being warriors”.

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foto Marit Bye Gjermshus

What’s happening on and around the International Women’s Day in Kongsvinger 2018?

The Norwegian Women’s Museum, Kvinnemuseet, is an active part in the IWD committee in our town, Kongsvinger. This is the third year we are inviting several other organizations to join the celebration to raise awareness on feminist issues in our community.

We have opted, not to have one Women’s Day, but several! There will be feminist activities happening in Kongsvinger from 1st to 11th of March. On the 1st of March, there will be a philosophical café, focusing on the #metoo-campaign, at the library, and there will also be a quiz, with questions from Women’s culture and history.

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Tonight the association women and gender museum Switzerland invites to a talk with the title ‘Significant Swiss Women – how to honour them? From the classical museum to the Virtual Reality’.

The exhibition curator Beat Gugger will address the following questions: How can important Swiss Women and their achievements be represented for the future? Should we open a women’s museum, like women in other countries did? Or are there other possibilities through digitalization? Continue reading

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In light of International Women’s day, the opening of the exhibition “From Evin,With Love” presents the handicrafts of Imprisoned Iranian women activists.

The exhibition introduces the “Iranian Women’s movement Museum”, as a part of the “Iranian women movement oral history” designed and developed by Mansoureh Shojaee  in collaboration with Vrije University Asmterdam.

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inVISIBLEwomen is a catalyst for gender equality in civic statues in the UK.

 

Between 22-26th February inVISIBLEwomen will take part in the Audacious Women Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, a festival with the aim to empower and encourage women to overcome personal, political and institutional barriers, and to celebrate the achievements of inspirational Scottish women.

There are 50 statues of men in the city. There are only 2 statues of women, one of whom is Queen Victoria the other a “mother and child”. Not much scope for role models for women there. In fact, in Edinburgh they have more civic statues of animals than of women. inVISIBLEwomen will be supporting the campaign for a statue of Elsie Inglis, suffragette and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals.

 

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The Antalya Women Museum’s “Woman of the Year Award” for 2017 was given to Şahika Ercümen with a ceremony on Feb. 1.

The Antalya Women Museum’s “Woman of the Year Award” for 2017 was given to Şahika Ercümen with a ceremony on Feb. 1. The award from the “virtual museum” (www.antalyawomenmuseum.com) is handed out in the name of Jale İnan, Turkey’s first female archeologist who led the unearthing of the Ancient Hellenistic city of Perge, 15 kilometers east of the Mediterranean resort of Antalya. It is awarded every year on İnan’s birthday to women who have contributed to the culture of the Antalya and its region.

Şahika Ercümen, a 33-year-old record-breaking free diver was given the latest award for promoting the Kaş district of Antalya as one of the top places for diving. Ercümen suffered from serious asthma in her childhood and was encouraged by her family to start diving as a part of her therapy. At the Feb. 1 ceremony she repeated her motto: “I was not born when I took my first breath, but when I held it for the first time.” Continue reading

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One of the current projects at the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame is the conservation and display of the Signature Quilt. The Signature Quilt is a centrepiece of the museum’s collection, a “patchwork of empowerment” containing the signatures of 343 Australian women who have been first in a variety of fields within Australia, their State or Territory or their community.

Signature Quilt, National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, Australia

This unique object is very popular with visitors and has been on display continuously since 2003.  We are committed to continuing to make it accessible to the public but in a way that properly conserves the Quilt. Through very generous efforts of individuals and local organisations, we have raised our own funds for the Quilt project, which have been supplemented by a successful Heritage grant from the Northern Territory Government.  Conservator Carolyn McLennan visited us in October and has since provided us with a condition report that has formed the basis of our ongoing discussions as to how to best care for the Quilt, and make it accessible to our visitors.  We are now ready to start work on the fit-out of the new display for the Quilt.

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