IAWM supports and carries out all projects of cooperation between women’s museums that also go beyond exhibitions. These include:
- Participation in book projects that deal with gender in museums or women’s museums.
- Projects on specific topics in which several women’s museums are interested.
She culture is a two-year project (October 2013/September 2015) funded by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union. The target is to promote the cultural diversity and the intercultural dialogue. For this target will promote the analysis with evaluation from gender politics in cultural areas of European and national level, especially:
- Cultural cooperations
- Intercultural dialogues and cross-generational dialogues
- Social cohesion
- To promote job opportunities
The point of origin is the analysis from women’s museums. Women’s museums are an important place for an analysis from culture- and gender politics in their respective countries. They have the view from the observer and tell us about interactions between cultural- and gender projects.
EU-project: Women’s Museum – a cultural gender concept for Europe
Four women’s museums in Germany, Austria and Italy aim at enlarging the network of women’s museums as a separate section of ICOM Europe. The long-term objectives of this project are a new valorisation of female culture in society and the recognition of the women’s museums. The participating museums will prepare a touring exhibition and a congress as well as seminars, discussions and events. One part of the exhibition will deal with the history of this type of museums and the political situation of women in these countries. In the second part, artists and researchers will present examples of historic and contemporary women.
Women’s:Museum – Curatorial Politics in feminism, education, history, and art
This book was a result of the two preceding symposia and includes texts of most of the speakers. It was meant to initiate a dialogue between women’s museums and the practices of politically conscious and activist feminist curatorial projects. It looks back on the history of women’s museums, as well as towards a future where further curatorial projects will be necessary to trace political agendas, aesthetic strategies, theories, ideas, ethics, and practices. It is an up-to-date research on the intersection of museums and women.
You can purchase this book via the Women’s Museum Meran by clicking here.