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Museums are places to discover and to be curious. Since 1978 museums worldwide are celebrating International Museum Day every year. Women’s Museums use this day to shed light on women’s histories, art and achievements.

This is how Women’s Museums worldwide celebrated International Museum Day 2018:

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Piuttosto m’affogherei. Storia vertiginosa delle zitelle, di Valeria Palumbo

Siamo felici di annunciarvi l’uscita in tutte le librerie del libro di Valeria Palumbo Piuttosto m’affogherei. Storia vertiginosa delle zitelle, edito da enciclopediadelledonne.it.

“Dalle Amazzoni alle Vestali, da Ipazia a Pulcheria, dalla regina Elisabetta a Cristina di Svezia, da Jane Austen a Virginia Woolf, e con illuminanti incursioni nel mondo del mito, della fiaba e del fumetto – tra Morgana, la Dama del lago, Maga Magò e la Fata turchina – Valeria Palumbo ci accompagna, con uno sguardo divertito e spietato, in un vorticoso percorso attraverso la complessa vicenda di chi non ha camminato lungo il binario definito”. Continue reading

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The International Association of Women’s Museums would like to join the commemoration of Gisela Breitling:

Gisela Breitling
Foto: Marion Beckers, Berlin, 2000

GISELA BREITLING

27 May 1939  – 12 March 2018 in Berlin

Painter and Writer

Carrier of the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon

The painter and writer Gisela Breitling has dedicated her life to the struggle for appropriate visibility of female creativity in past and present. In her painting and in her writings she developed original patterns of representation and interpretation. She has dared to accuse popular art historians of disregarding female artists, and she has never stopped intervening in gender and art politics. That has determined her life.

In 1986 Gisela Breitling made a decisive contribution to the creation of the association Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin in order to make the public aware of the unique achievements of female artists. We are grateful for that.

 

DAS VERBORGENE MUSEUM e.V.

Marion Beckers, Renate Berger, Alexandra Goy, Elisabeth Moortgat

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The Girl Museum starts a Video Competition to celebrate the 10th Anniversary.


This is how you can take part:

Answer, “Why does the world need a museum about & for girls?” in a 20-30 second video. Upload your answer to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #WhyGirlMuseum by June 1. We’ll select the best answers to include in our 10th birthday celebration next year + feature as a ‘Fan of the Week’ on our social media.

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… with your valuable experiences around pregnancy, birth and childbed.

©Erzählcafé-Aktion 2018

Children are born every day. In this crucial experience it is incredibly important to have someone to count on, someone who you can trust. That is why we think it is only right that midwives should have their own day of remembrance, right?

Since 1995, the oldest profession in the world is celebrated annually on 5th of May. Globally, the importance of midwives is made visible.

It is clear that midwifery is much more than taking care during birth. Midwives accompany expectant mothers and fathers through pregnancy and childbed. They encourage women in their body feeling. They look after babies in their first lifetime. And also after birth they are present with their guidance and support.

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HERSTORYMUSEUM was created by artist María María Acha-Kutscher as a virtual museum in 2017. Now the museum opened the first exhibition. We congratulate!

OTHERNESS is the first online exhibition of HERSTORYMUSEUM showing special visions from the past centuries of representations of women from colonized, groups created by female artists from dominant groups, where –without discarding the contradictions– the presence of the Otherness is not so evident, perhaps because they have been conceived by women. As Simone de Beauvoir argued: The Other of Man is Woman (1952).

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