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

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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.

Latest News

A Women’s Museum is Love

Women’s Museum in Albania MiG  (Muzeu i Grave) Every museum has a lot of emotion inside, but when you build it from the ground up, it brings a lot more than just that – it brings lots, and lots of love. The museum I built from the ground up, is the museum of the...

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THE FIRST ROOM. birth culture meets architecture

On 25th and 26th March the frauenmuseum hittisau invites to the online conference THE FIRST ROOM. More information in German: Die interdisziplinäre Online-Tagung durchleuchtet das Thema „Raum & Geburt“ sowie regenerative Prozesse, die in Zusammenhang mit dem...

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A Woman’s Museum For Americas No. 1 Suffragette

Failure is impossible These words addressed to the assembled women at her last women' s suffrage convention in 1906, became the motto of her fellow-combatants. Although Anthony sensed that she would not live to see women go to the polls in her lifetime, she was...

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“Be brave” like Nasrin

The Dutch resistance museum was established in 1984. Since its inception, the museum has hosted events and exhibitions related to resistance, peace and human rights annually. This year at the Dutch resistance museum, the exhibition "Be Brave" focused on three citizens...

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