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When on the 9th March 2018 the Iranian Women’s Movement Museum opened the exhibition “From Evin With Love” in The Hague in exile, it was a moving moment.

Mansoureh Shojaee, curator of the exhibition, founder of the Iranian Women’s Movement Museum, and member of IAWM welcomed at the opening also IAWM president Mona Holm, and the godmother of IAWM, Nobel peace prize winner, Shirin Ebadi.

It is a great joy that now the exhibition will be showed also in another city through the collaboration with a member museum of IAWM: The Museum Women’s Culture Regional – International, Fürth, Germany. Continue reading

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Gender Museum Ukraine in collaboration with Centre of Gender Culture with the support of the Insha Osvita NGO (English: Another Education) have realized the exhibition ‘364 Women’s Stories of Kharkiv’.

For a long time women’s stories have not been mentioned in history. Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak, the researcher of Ukrainian women’s movement, compares it with a traditional folk art “White on White” embroidery which seemingly exists but is hardly visible. On the 365th anniversary of the city Kharkiv the museum presents now 365 stories of both common and prominent women from the city. Continue reading

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De cuerpo presente
Las obras de Lidia González y de Gladys Silva no son complacientes. Ambas son ¨hacedoras¨, trabajadoras del arte que ponen en juego sus habilidades en producciones materiales y las cargan de significados que interpelan, y sitian la mirada en un lugar social y político. En ese sentido como expresa Magdalena Abakanowicz: “El arte nace de una lucha entre el sueño y la realidad, no resuelve problemas, pero nos hace conscientes de su existencia. Abre nuestros ojos para ver y nuestro cerebro para imaginar.” No solo debemos entender el arte como una producción cultural sino también como constitutivo de significados y de ideología, no mera ilustración. Continue reading

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Gaby Franger, from the Museum of Women’s Cultures Regional – International in Fürth, Germany speaks at the Museo de la Mujer in Mexico City about the challenges for women’s museums and a feminist pedagogy:

Everydaylife – Memory – Art – Action: Challenges for Women’s Museums and a Feminist Pedagogy

Based on the approaches that the association Women in One World developed  in their Museum of Women’s Cultures Regional – International, there will be a discussion how women’s museums can confront actual societal challenges und how they define themselves in relation to social movements.

 

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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.

Interested? Contact us in order to receive the handout: info@iawm.international.

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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!

First 30 Days: Video and Letter from Latanya Mapp Frett, Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO

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Nesa Geschwend, Objekt 1, 2019. Foto: Nesa Gschwend.

Exhibition in the foyer of the Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Austria, until September 8, 2019

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

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