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In times when many museums worldwide are forced to keep their doors shut, we invite you to engage with exhibitions and collections of women’s museums virtually. Every day we will share with you an online exhibition or virtual view into one of our member museums worldwide. Today the initiative from the University of Victoria, Canada presents a video of the exhibition Disobedient Women.

The woman is from the West Coast League of Lady Wrestlers – they dress in costume and ‘wrestle’ with social injustices such as violence against women or climate change.

 

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From 1st December 2019 until 6th January 2020 the women’s museum Meran shows the temporary exhibition about photography and costumes of women from the first half of the 20th century.

The exhibition was partially loaned from the exhibition ‘Frauenbilder’ of the Interreg-project ‘Lichtbild’, which included historic photographies from different archives from five cities of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino. The exhibition was curated by Giusi Campisi and Luca Bertoldi. Continue reading

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On the occasion of 100 years of women’s suffrage and 70 years of gender equality in the German constitution Women’s Museum Bonn shows an exhibition about the fight for rights in the first and in the second women’s movement.

The exhibition explains the incredible obstacles the suffragettes had to overpower: bureaucratic hindrance, legal interdictions for women, prejudices – not only by politicians, but many social groups, and last but not least disagreement among the engaged women. At the beginning of the 20th century most women’s groups operated only reluctantly and avoided „propaganda actions“, whereas a small minority dared to demand their right in the public. The central strategy of women’s suffrage associations was to submit petitions. But all efforts were in vain. Without the revolution in November 1918 German women would not have obtained the suffrage in the same year. Continue reading

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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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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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The Frauenmuseum Berlin is commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany with the exhibition “STIMMEN! 100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht. Künstlerinnen des Frauenmuseums Berlin melden sich zu Wort” (VOICES! 100 years of women’s suffrage. Women artists of the Frauenmuseum Berlin have their say).

The exhibition in the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin opened on 19th February 2019 and lasts until 24th March 2019. On the closing day the museum invites to the following talk:

Women’s suffrage, women’s movement and equality in international comparison

In the exhibition talk, the art historian Katharina Fladt and the artists Caroline Armand, Anna Borgman, Susanne Kienbaum, Rachel Kohn, and Zuzanna Schmukalla will explain the works that were especially created for the exhibition. They will also discuss the situation and their experiences in other countries, the different ways to women’s suffrage – about a revolution or about reforms – and international differences.

Please find more information here.

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In 2019 the Museum Frauenkultur Regional-International in Fürth, Germany is celebrating its 30th anniversary. On occasion of the anniversary the new exhibition at the museum is called “Rückblick Nach Vorne. 1989 – 2019 – 2030”.

It will ask questions like how women in the south and in the north are affected by globalization processes. How can we act for social justice and peace across cutlural borders and social conflicts?

We are looking forward to the opening of this exhibition on 4th May 2019.

Here you can take a look at the program in German.

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