What We Do

IAWM has six goals to guide our mission. 

  • 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.

To achieve these goals, we provide three services to member museums.

Monitoring – we maintain a database of women’s museums worldwide and promote and disseminate their activities and exhibitions through our social media channels. 

Networking – we regularly co-organize international congresses with host museums for meetings, discussions, and exchanges between our members. We also work with other networks to foster collaborations between women’s museums and other museums or organizations.

Cooperating – We bring museums together to create collaborative projects, like the EU-project She Culture, and promote exchange and cooperation between our members.

Latest News

Women’s contributions to national independence in Argentina

***read Spanish below*** The Museo de la Mujer in Buenos Aires has recently opened the new exhibition "Mujeres por la independencia nacional", which shines a light on the contributions of women to the national independence in Argentina. CURATORIAL AXIS: The denial of...

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Poster Art and Solidarity

"because women are creating culture" "because women have the view" "because women write history” These are just a few of the statements on the posters above that campaign for the preservation of the Museum of Women‘s Culture Regional - International. In January 2022,...

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Welcome to the Bremer Frauenmuseum

A new women's museum has joined the International Association of Women's Museums (IAWM). We would like to give them a warm welcome. The Bremer Frauenmuseum in Germany is a virtual museum, which means it is cooperating on various projects with other institutions or...

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