Ki Kye-Hyeong

Board Member, Korea

Function at IAWM: Board member of IAWM

Biography: Women’s history and comparative history led me to encounter with the idea and space of women’s history museums. Women’s museum for me is a space to put my knowledge into practice and to enhance human rights and dignity. While teaching women’s history in university, I have participated at work to establish the National Women’s History Museum, Korea. I conducted some projects for the museum from 2012. I served as the director of the National Women’s History Exhibition Hall, which is the first Korean women’s museum in 2002.

Museum: I am the director and founder of the Gender Museum which is based on the virtual museum and holds exhibitions. Created in 2020, it aims to be more creative and more sensitive to global women’s issues. The museum attempts to shed light on women’s roles in Korean history. It focuses on women’s history and culture. As an active museum, we seek various ways to reach citizens, and we intend to be a cultural platform of women in local and global space and raise important issues in society through exhibitions and educational museum programs.

Why am I working at IAWM?

I am the representative of peoples who are trying to establish the women’s museum not only in Korea but also in Asia. I think that IAWM lives up to its beliefs for solidarity and sisterhood of all women. Women in Asia are facing rapid changes, while conflicts between traditional and contemporary values are more severe in Asia than anywhere else. I believe that the women’s museum will be a space that would help reproduce and preserve the history and culture of women. The network with the IAWM helps identify Asian women’s unique values and generality. I will be committed to convincing more Asian women will join the IAWM. It is my dream to hold the IAWM Congress Seoul in the future.

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