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On 16th of June 2018 Norway was celebrating the 40th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion. The event took place in front of the Parliament, Oslo. Speaches were made by pioneers from the political struggle 40 years ago, and by women working for women’s rights to decide about their own bodies in today’s society – both inside Norway and internationally.

The Kvinnemuseet in Kongvinger, Norway was participating in the celebrations.

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During the art festival 48h Neukölln in Berlin the artists of the Women’s Museum Berlin will exhibit their works and ask visitors to enter the exhibition room alone or in pairs. Visitors are invited to communicate their true impressions about the art works. In the center is the question: How do I perceive art, and how do I express my feelings about it? Which vocabulary do I have for that?

Any visitor who has truly dealt with art and has written down his words will be rewarded with an FMB cloth bag – REAL TIME ART *.

Participating artists:

Caroline Armand, Andrea Golla, Susanne Kienbaum, Rachel Kohn, Zuzanna Schmukalla, Annette Selle, Sibylla Weisweiler und Elgin Willigerodt.

Place: Ground floor Neuköllner Arcaden, Karl-Marx-Straße/Flughafenstraße

Opened:

Friday 18 – 22

Saturday 10 – 22

Sunday 10 – 19

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Love stories of pioneering, trailblazing, awesomely amazing girls? Check out Junior Girl Tia Shah’s newest blog column, Trailblazers, including the story of 18th-century Wang Zhenyi.

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Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memorials and Practices of Remembrance (18-20 October 2018)
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I. Asian and European women’s museums conference (21-22 October 2018)

Istanbul

The first part of the conference is a possibility of education for our members and the second part is a regional IAWM conference.

18-20 October 2018 – conference open for the public

Sunday 21.10.2018: IAWM internal sightseeing and informal exchange
Monday, 22.10.2018: IAWM internal meeting

The goal of the First Asian and European women’s museums conference is to enable meeting, exchange and synergies amongst women’s museums.

Please send your registration to info@iawm.international.

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Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memorials and Practices of Remembrance
18-20 October 2018
Istanbul

Women’s Museum Istanbul and Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Excellence Center (SU Gender) invite

➢ women’s and gender museums, peace museums and memorials from all over the world working with feminist museum pedagogy and gender-sensible concepts;
➢ activists and institutions working on the history of human rights abuses in a gender-related context;
➢ museum administrators, educators, scholars dealing with the topic “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.

to discuss feminist pedagogical approaches developed to cultivate an alternative culture and alternative practices of remembrance.

Questions to be discussed in particular are:

• Which role does feminist pedagogy play in forming social memory?
• How can new memory practices be designed?
• How can theories, concepts and discussions developed by feminist research and the feminist movement be reflected in the field of social memory?
• What new concepts and debates can be found in this field?
• How do women and gender-oriented museums differ from other museums and places of memory? What is their contribution to cultures of remembrance?
• Which methods can be used to illustrate conflicts, collective and individual violence and war excesses in museums – especially in women’s and gender museums without reproducing images of violence?
• How is the potential of these institutions realized in practice, especially under the aspects of “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.
The conference languages are English and Turkish. Simultaneous translation is provided.

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Millicent Fawcett
In April 2018 history was made by a statue of a woman – suffragist Millicent Fawcett – being unveiled in London’s iconic Parliament Square, joining the oldest gentlemen’s club (11 men and no women) in the country.       
                 
The statue, by Gillian Wearing, marks the anniversary of 100 years of women’s suffrage, when the first women got the vote after years of campaigning by suffragists and suffragettes. Unlike her male colleagues Millicent’s plinth displays images of others who were active in the fight for votes for women – acknowledging the collaborative effort.  

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