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The WM Wiesbaden is opening the exhibition “Hopeful Arrival” on Sunday, 27th November 12:00.

The young afghan artist Sara Nabil (*1994) came to Germany in 2015.  In the art project “Hopeful Arrival” she works with refugee women from various cultures. The women meet regularly at the WM in order to collaborate with the artist in a biographical work-in-progress. And as in this project communication needs to happen in one language the participants practice their German along the way.

The outcome of this “work in progress” is an installation that represents visions, dreams, hopes and goals of these women.

Find out more in German

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maasai bau

The new exhibition at the Women’s Museum Hittisau, Austria tells stories of the Maasai women from Ololosokwan in Tanzania. These women alone are in charge of the construction and preservation of the traditional houses (Enkaji). The moving and fascinating stories of their lives and also of their buildings are narrated in the exhibition. It is a unique insight into the everyday lives of these women.

The exhibition remains open until 18 June 2017.

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In Oktober 2016 the women’s museum Istanbul organized the conference “Women’s Museums: Centre Of Social Memory And Place of Inclusion”.

Experts and museum professionals from Turkey and many other countries met in Istanbul in order to talk about women’s museums and their role in society.

Program

Please find here the pdf document with the program.

Reader

WOMEN’S MUSEUMS: CENTRE OF SOCIAL MEMORY AND PLACE OF INCLUSION, edited by Meral Akkent, Güldünya Yayınları, Istanbul 2017, 236 p., ISBN 978-605-83000-3-3

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The book can be requested here: istanbul.kadin.muzesi.info@gmail.com

Costs: 20.- EURO shipping included.

After the payment is made to the following account, the book will be sent to you:

Istanbul Kadin Kültür Vakfi (Women´s Culture Foundation Istanbul)
FINANS BANK ISTANBUL TURKEY
IBAN:  TR49 0011 1000 0000 0036 3325 28

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Paola Wiesinger in den Dolomiten

Paola Wiesinger in den Dolomiten

On Wednesday, 26 October the finissage of the exhibition Me, on the summit. A female alpine history takes place at the women’s museum Hittisau, Austria.

With this exhibition the WM Hittisau uncovered pieces of female history and made a valuable contribution to the tasks of women’s museums.

The WM Hittisau writes about this show: The exhibition offers comprehensive documentation of this issue for the first time. Over the last two centuries different exhibitions with reference to Alpine topics took place, but women’s multifaceted roles in this context were represented only marginally. The Frauenmuseum Hittisau shows biographies and life concepts of climbing women, traces prejudices and hostilities towards them and finds out about the women Alpinists’ empowerment. You will hear about those women who have been living and working in the mountains forever: farmwoman, “Sennerin”, shepherdess, hostesses, woman poacher. We tell about female figures in myths and fairy tales, from the woman in white to Himalayan goddesses.
Is there a particularly female view on the mountains? Numerous female artists, photographers, filmmakers, scientists and literary women have devoted themselves to the subject.

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