How many museums realize temporary exhibitions? And – after exhibiting it – don’t want to storage it in an archive or a basement, but would like to rent it out to another institution? Or the other way around: how many museums find out about a wonderful exhibition that has been realized by another museum and want to rent it, because it fits their program?
If you are one of these museums, and you are looking for tips and tricks for renting exhibitions, we can help you.
IAWM has created a handout for our members about renting exhibitions. It was compiled by IAWM due to the experiences of some women’s museums – especially the Women’s Museum Meran (I), but also the Women’s Museums of Bonn (D), Fürth (D), and Hittisau (A), in order to point out, what to pay attention to when renting and loaning an exhibition.
As the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM) we would like to send a warm welcome to the new President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, Latanya Mapp Frett. We wish you much strength and success for your important work with Global Fund for Women!
As network we are grateful about the successful collaboration between Global Fund for Women and IAWM over the last years, especially since Global Fund for Women is represented on the Board of IAWM through Catherine King. We are looking forward to future collaborations and networking and wish Latanya Mapp Frett all the best!
The Swiss artist Nesa Gschwend works with LIVING FABRICS on a long-term art project that deals with used textiles. Gschwend creates a network across personal, social, national and cultural boundaries. Around 250 people from all ages and from twenty nations came together in Switzerland, Austria and Georgia in order to create a participatory artwork. While working together, not only fabrics but also manual skills and stories were shared. Continue reading →
During Spring and early Summer 2019 there has been a lot of networking and publicity for women’s museums and our International Association of Women’s Museums going on in Norway.
We started off in April with an article about the Norwegian Women’s museum and our international network of women’s museums in the National magazine of the Soroptimists International Norway. Next thing to happen was an article about our Norwegian Women’s Museum and the IAWM collaboration in the SCAN magazine in May, meaning that all passengers on SAS flights on routes all over Northern Europe could read about us in the flight magazine! There was information about our IAWM web page as well. There will, as a following up, be a whole page advertisement about the Women’s Museum in Norway in the July issue of Scan Magazine, and this will also include the web address of IAWM.
Advertisement about the Women’s Museum in Norway in the July issue of Scan Magazine
Summer 2019, the temporary exhibition at the Norwegian Women’s Museum is about traditional women’s needlework, fashion and redesign. “Wear ‘women’s history’ with pride! Thanks’ to the women who lived before us”, is the slogan of the cultural stylist, artist and curator Makeløs Kristin E. Halkjelsvik. Continue reading →