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Literature about women’s museums and IAWM

This list contains publications about women’s museums and IAWM in chronological order. If you have suggestions of other publications or material regarding women’s museums and IAWM please send them to info@iawm.international.


Akkent, Meral, Kovar, S. Nehir ed. Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memory Sites, Practices of Remembrance, Istanbul, 2019.

Corsi, Dinora. Storia delle Donne, no. 14 (2018). https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/sdd.

Holm, Mona. “Speech in Exhibition opening ‚From Evin with Love‘.“ Humanity House, The Hague, March 2018. https://www.irwmm.org/english/blog/2018/4/2/speech-mona-holm-exhibition-opening-from-evin-with-love.

EuProstir. “Gender Museum as a creative space for a dialogue”. July 2018. https://euprostir.org.ua/en/stories/134991.

Ashton, Jenna C, ed. Feminism and Museums: Interventions, Disruption and Change, Volume One, Edinburgh and Boston: MuseumsEtc, 2017.

Akkent, Meral, ed. Women’s Museums: Centre of Social Memory and Place of Inclusion, Istanbul, 2017.

Women’s Museum Istanbul. “Interview with Astrid Schönweger, Coordinator, International Association of Women´s Museums (IAWM).” Interviewed March 2017. https://inklusionvekadinmuzeleri.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/interview-with-astrid-schonweger/.

Da Milano, Cristina. “Guidelines for Women’s Museums and/or gender oriented Museums”. She-Culture project group, 2015. http://she-culture.com/en/outputs/guidelines-english.

Cicerchia, Annalisa, ed. “Final Report”. She Culture Research Group, 2014. http://www.she-culture.com/en/outputs.

Schönweger, Astrid. „The International Network of Women’s and Gender Museums.” Presentation at FIHRM – INTERCOM conference “The ethical museum” held during the ICOM 2016 General Conference on Museums and Cultural Landscapes, July 2016, Milan. https://www.fihrm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IAWM_paper_ICOM_FIHRM_July_2016_Astrid.pdf.

Zubaan Publishing. A museum of our own. A feasability study on setting up a women’s museum in India. Unpublished manuscript, 2013.

Krasny, Elke, and Women’s Museum Meran, ed. Women’s:Museum. Frauen:Museum. Curatorial Politics in Feminism, Education, History and Art. Szeget: Löckerverlag, 2013.

Schönweger, Astrid. „Network Woman in Museum. Museos de la mujer se conectan entre sì“ (Network womeninmuseum: Women’s Museums connect worldwide). Hermes. Heritage & Museography, Barcelona, no. 3 (2010): 55–66.

Cockrill, Pauline. World Wide Women. National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, 2001. http://www.pioneerwomen.com.au/content/view/15/17/.



Domercant, Dominique. Musée d’histoire des Femmes d’Haïti: 365 Femmes de Fer (Haiti Women’s History Museum: 365 Iron Women). 2018.

Botte, Julie. “Les women’s museums avec des collections d’art: Vers la construction de nouveaux récits et d’une autre société” (Women’s museums with art collections: Towards building new stories and another society). La Lettre de l’OCIM, no. 166 (2016): 5-12. https://journals.openedition.org/ocim/1681.

Lorriaux, Aude. “Pourquoi nous n’avons pas de musée des femmes en France?” (Why we don’t have any women’s museums in France). Slate Magazine, March 23, 2015. http://www.slate.fr/story/99029/pourquoi-musee-femmes-france.


Other languages

ITALIAN Gagliardi, Isabella, Aurora Savelli, “La storia delle donne in percorsi di Public History (Women’s History in routes of Public History). Storia delle donne (Women’s History) special issue, 14/2018. http://www.storiadelledonne.it/?page_id=986.

TURKISH Aydin, Gül. Kadın Temsiline Eleştirel Bir Bakış:Türkiye’deki Kadın Müzeleri (A Critical Approach to The Woman Representation: Women’s Museums in Turkey), Masters Thesis, 2018. http://www.e-skop.com/skopbulten/tezler-kadin-temsiline-elestirel-bir-bakis-turkiyedeki-kadin-muzeleri/4406 .

RUSSIAN Lubava. “Бездомная история желает познакомиться” (Meeting homeless history). Bergenrabbit, December 23, 2017. https://www.bergenrabbit.net/2017/12/bezdomnaya-istoriya-zhelaet-poznakomit-sya/.

GERMAN Malzner, Carola. “Die Frauenmuseums-Frauen” (The women of the women’s museums). Welt der Frau (World of the Woman), July/August 2017. https://www.welt-der-frauen.at/die-frauenmuseums-frauen/.

GERMAN Museum Frauenkultur Regional – International, ed. Museum Frauenkultur Regional – International feiert. 2006-2016. 10 Jahre im Marstall von Schloss Burgfarrnbach, 2016. https://www.frauenindereinenwelt.de/Flyer-Zeitungsartikel/Flyer-Z._2016/2016_Frauenmuseum_10J.pdf.

GERMAN Franger, Gaby. „Sehen und gesehen werden. Zuhören und eine Stimme geben. Das Museum Frauenkultur Regional International“ (Seeing and being seed. Listening and giving a voice. The Museum Women’s Culture Regional International). In Huhle, Niko and Teresa Huhle. Die subversive Kraft der Menschenrechte (The subversive power of human rights), 413-449. Oldenburg, 2015.

SPANISH Vaquinhas, Irene. “Museus das mulheres na actualidade: Criação, objectivos e o contributo da história” (Women’s Museums Today: Creation, aims and contribution of history). Revista Iberoamericana de Turismo- RITUR, Penedo, special number (2015): 5-26. http://www.seer.ufal.br/index.php/ritur/article/view/2006/1515.

SPANISH Vaquinhas, Irene. “Museus do feminino, museologia de género e o contributo da história” (Women’s museums, gender museology and the contribution of history). MIDAS [Online], no. 3 (2014). https://journals.openedition.org/midas/603.

GERMAN Bala, Elisabeth, Gudrun Cyprian, and Gaby Franger, ed. Sehen und Gesehen Werden. Ansichten Aussichten Einsichten (Seeing and being seen. Viewpoints Outlooks Insights), Nürnberg, 2012.

GERMAN Museum aktuell. Frauenmuseen weltweit, Munich, no. 167, 2010.

GERMAN Frauenmuseum Bonn. Frauenmuseen weltweit (Women’s Museums Worldwide). Exhibition catalogue, Bonn, 2009.

ITALIAN Gengaro, Tommasina, and Rosaia Ruberto. Musei delle donne – Frauenmuseen – Women’s Museums. Un viaggio alla scoperta dei musei delle donne in Europa – un progetto di museo (A journey to discover the women’s museums in Europe – a museum project). Tempi e Spazi, 2007. http://www.tempiespazi.it/spazi/07magg/.

GERMAN Schönweger, Astrid, ed. Von Schönheit, Alltag und Arbeit. Das Frauenmuseum Meran erzählt (About Beauty, Everyday Life, and Work). Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 2006.

GERMAN Schönweger, Astrid. Das Frauenmuseum in Meran. Vom Korsett zur lila Latzhose (The Women’s Museum in Meran. From the Corset to the purple dungarees). In Gaismair-Jahrbuch, edited by Lisa Gensluckner, Horst Schreiber, and others, 51-59. Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 2003.


Literature about gender in museums

This list contains publications about gender in museums in chronological order. If you have suggestions for further publications or material, please send us an email to info@iawm.international.


ICOM. Museum International: Museums & Gender, Volume 72 (2020).

Clover, D. E., Dzulkifli, S., Gelderman, H., & Sanford, K. (2020). Feminist Adult Educators‘ Guide to Aesthetic, Creative and Disruptive Strategies in Museums and Community. University of Victoria Gender Justice, Creative Pedagogies and Arts – Based Research Group. https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/comarts/.

Clover, D.E. & Sanford, K. “The Feminist Museum Hack: Making a creative disruptive pedagogical, investigative and analytical tool”, Revista Lusófona de Educação, 42 (2019): 47-60.

Clover, D.E., Taber, N. & Sanford, K. (2018). Dripping pink and blue: Seeing the unseen of patriarchy through the Feminist Museum Hack. Andragoška spoznanja, 24,3 (2018): 11-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/as.24.3.11-28.

Clover, D.E. “Animating ‘the blank page’: Exhibitions as feminist community adult education”, Social Sciences, 7, 10 (2018): 204. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7100204.

Bergsdóttir, A. “Museums and Feminist Matters: Considerations of a Feminist Museology”, NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 24, 2 (2016): 126-139.

Bartlett, Alison, and Margaret Henderson. “Feminism and the museum in Australia: an introduction”, Journal of Australian Studies, 40:2 (2016): 129-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2016.1157702.

Hein, H. Looking at Museums from a Feminist Perspective, in Levin, A.-K. Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader. Londres: Routledge, 2010, pp. 53-64.

UNESCO. Museum International: Gender Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Museums, vol. 59-4, no. 236 (2007). http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001560/156040e.pdf.

Danilov, V.-J. Women and Museums: a Comprehensive Guide. Oxford: AltaMira Press, 2005.

Glaser, J.-R. and Zenetou, A.-A. Gender Perspectives : Essays on Women in Museums. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

UNESCO. Museum International: Focus on Women, no. 171 (1991). http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0008/000893/089301eo.pdf.


Other languages

NORWEGIAN Holm, Mona. “Kvinner og menn på utstilling. Anno 2017” (Women and men on display. Anno 2017). In Utdanning Hedmark, edited by Bjørn Sverre Hol Haugen and Mona Pedersen, 111-137. Trondheim: Museumsforlaget, 2018.

GERMAN Zettelbauer, Heidrun. „Das Begehren nach musealer Repräsentation. Geschlecht und Identität in musealen Inszenierungen zum ,Gedenkjahr’ 2005“. In Historische Wirklichkeitskonstruktion und künstlerische Gestaltung im Museum. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften (Historical Construction of Reality and Artistic Design in the Museum. Austrian Journal of History), edited by Christine Braunersreuther and Karl Stocker, no.1 (2007), Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 137–153.

GERMAN Schönweger, Astrid. „Müssen Frauen nackt sein, um ins Museum zu kommen?“ (Do women have tob e naked to get in the museum?). In Ëres tla Ladina. Catalogh dè froa dal Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor en ocajiun dla mostra “Ëres tla Ladina”. San Martin de Tor, 2006, 9–32.

GERMAN Muttenthaler, Roswitha and Regina Wonisch. „Visuelle Repräsentationen. Genderforschung in Museen“ (Visual representations. Gender research in museums). In: Gender Studies. Denkachsen und Perspektiven der Geschlechterforschung (Gender Studies. Thinking axes and perspectives of gender research), edited by Ingrid Bauer and Julia Neissl. Innsbruck, 2003, 95–107.