Program at the Museo de la Mujer Mexico in April:
- Temporary Photographic Exhibition: “Immortal Amazons” with works by Patricia Aridjis, Luz Montero and Grace Navarro on women that survived cancer.
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
The International Association of Women’s Museums would like to join the commemoration of Gisela Breitling:
27 May 1939 – 12 March 2018 in Berlin
Painter and Writer
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.
Marion Beckers, Renate Berger, Alexandra Goy, Elisabeth Moortgat
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.
After the website of the virtual museum Girl Museum has been hacked on International Women’s Day 2018, the museum team has tirelessly worked to set up a new virtual museum space. And on 25th of April the new Girl Museum website went online. We congratulate!
… with your valuable experiences around pregnancy, birth and childbed.
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.
But not only that. Continue reading
Exhibition within the framework of the conference
Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memorials and Practices of Remembrance
I. Asian and European conference of women’s museums
18 – 20 October 2018, Istanbul
During the conference an exhibition will be organised curated by Women’s Museum Istanbul in cooperation with Sabanci University.
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).