About Us

IAWM is a strong network of museums worldwide, meeting every four years to exchange ideas, connect with one another, and support our collective efforts to tell women’s stories. Working collaboratively, IAWM has six key goals.

Our Goals

  • To promote culture, arts, education and training from a gender perspective;
  • To foster exchange, networking, mutual support and global cooperation among Women’s Museums;
  • To conduct research and the development of projects, exhibitions, new initiatives, community activities, seminars and conferences;
  • To promote and strengthen the acceptance of Women’s and Gender Museums worldwide;
  • To achieve international recognition in the world of museums; and
  • To advocate for women’s rights and a gender democratic society.

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IAWM is funded by membership dues and donations from supporters like you. Please consider making a gift in support of our goals by clicking the button below.

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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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