Museum International: Museums & Gender

Sep 21, 2020

Recently the International Council of Museums (ICOM) published the latest edition of the academic journal Museum International,  on the theme, Museums and Gender.

Several IAWM members have contributed with articles to this edition and Ashley E. Remer, head of Girl Museum, has been appointed as guest editor:

It was an incredible opportunity that was tinged with sadness as we were trying to make things happen while people’s reality was forever changing. The museums, projects and initiatives showcased tell the story that gender issues are actually a huge concern for museums worldwide, with many different approaches and levels of urgency. I hope we have contributed to the overall discourse and can keep the conversation going towards gender equity and equality.

As ICOM states

this edition looks at gender issues in museums, how they are intertwined, and the role of museums in a world prioritising gender equality. This issue focuses on gender representation within museum management, operations and trusteeship, and in collections, exhibitions, education and public programmes.

With contributions from Belgium to Barbados and Korea to Kazakhstan, among many others, this issue examines the varying politics of gender between societies and the innovative and provocative ways museums are addressing gender issues under the following categories: Gender Equality, Museum Advocacy and Activism, Gender Representation, and Museum Theory and Tools. We hope that this issue will provide fresh inspiration and provoke further discussion on the topic of museums and gender.

The following articles were contributed by IAWM members:

Editorial, by Ashley E. Remer, Girl Museum

Educating Epistemic Justice and Resistance Through the Feminist Museum Hack: Looking and Acting with Another Eye” by Darlene E. Clover & Kathy Sanford, Initiative for a Women’s Museum in Victoria, Canada

 
Women’s Museums in Kazakhstan: Prospects in the New Digital Age” by Dinara Assanova and Baurzhan Zhanguttin, Iniative Women of Kazakhstan
 

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