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The Girl Museum has been operating as a virtual museum for the last 10 years and has grown to be a world-class producer of exhibitions, collaborative projects, podcasts, and other media that document, preserve, and advocate for girls’ unique culture and rights around the world. The museum is led by an all-volunteer Senior Staff and provides numerous internship and volunteer opportunities.

Up until now the museum has been financed through infrequent fundraisers and one-time donations. This has been fine for the last 10 years, but now the museum decided to create a sustainable plan for the future: Girl Museum Sisterhood. Find out more about the program here.

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Girl Museum is the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls.  Founded in 2009, the museum is entirely virtual – all programs are available on the website, free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The museum is run by Head Girl, Ashley E. Remer, and a dedicated team of volunteers from around the world.  As a lover of museums, Ashley saw that girls were frequently left out of museum narratives – and wanted to give girls and their stories a place to call home. 

Girl Museum believes girls are the key to a brighter, better future and that girls deserve to have a museum of their own.  This virtual space seeks to document, preserve, and present girls’ history and culture while empowering girls to lead healthy, happy lives.  The museum also produces pop-up events and exhibitions around the world to advocate for girls.

The objects in the collection range from contributed artworks and stories to Creative Commons licensed material from museums around the world. The exhibits take these objects and stories to showcase the real lives of girls in the past and present – highlighting their triumphs, struggles, and heroism to advocate for gender equality. 

The museum also produces participatory projects and a podcast series, and provides internships and ways to advocate for girls and girls’ rights – fostering a community dedicated to transforming the world through girl power. 

Website: www.girlmuseum.org

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlMuseum

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/girlmuseum

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlmuseum/

 

Podcast: http://girlmuseum.podbean.org

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Interested in girls’ lifes around the globe? The Girl Museum recently published the latest edition of the newsletter Girl News International, a wonderful source of information about girls worldwide.

This is the letter from the editor, Ashley Remer, to the latest edition:

This issue is a wild one—things that I never thought would happen, let alone read in print. It seems truth is continually stranger and infinitely more disturbing than fiction. However, there are also amazing stories of hope and overcoming obstacles to reaffirm your knowledge that girls are more than just survivors, they are conquerors.

I hope you are inspired and enraged in equal measures.

With strength and hope,

Ashley E. Remer
Editor

And here you can read and subscribe: http://paper.li/e-1478952107#/

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In this virtual exhibition the Girl Museum is asking “What was life like for a girl in the Ancient World?”. Ancient Civilizations are fascinating – the Babylonians, Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, Indus Valley, and Maya.  These civilizations flourished between 3000 BCE and 500 CE, and left behind monuments and mysteries that fascinate us today. Yet evidence about young girls in these cultures has been scarce.

In this exhibit, the Girl Museum brings to life Ancient Girls – showing how their daily lives were similar and different, both from each other and from our modern lives.  Join the museum to travel back to these distant cultures, and discover the surprisingly complex lives that girls led.  What you’ll find isn’t in any history book – and may leave you questioning everything you’ve been taught about ancient life.

ANCIENT GIRLS

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