IAWM

“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.

Are you a women’s museum or just want to know more?

Conference News

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.

Latest News

News from Women’s Museum Mexico

The FEMU held its monthly assembly virtually in April. Dr. Gloria Ramírez referred to what happened on the 65th anniversary of the CSW and highlighted that it was the first time that FEMU participated as a consultative body of ECOSOC. Lucía Guzmán presented the FEMU...

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Frauenmuseum Hittisau nominated for EMYA 2021

Frauenmuseum Hittisau (Women's Museum Hittisau) proudly announces its nomination for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA). Its aim is to recognize excellence in the European museum scene. This year's ceremony will take place as a public, online event with all...

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News from the Women’s Museum Mexico

On March 8, the Mexican Women’s Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary with the presentation of the actions and goals achieved in this first decade, by its founder and director, Dr. Patricia Galeana. That same day, Dr. Patricia Galeana, founder and director of the...

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We welcome our new member: Women’s TraCEs

In 2021, Museum of Recent History Celje in Slovenia launched the project Women's TraCEs, in which we explore the stories of women from Celje in the 20th century, the role of women in modern society and various topics related to women. With different approaches, we...

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