Europe’s first women’s museum presents women’s art and history internationally and in an interdisciplinary manner. The exhibitions here are the result of current discussions and research findings. The role of women in society, from matriarchal prehistoric times to the present, is depicted in a lively way.
HERSTORYMUSEUM is a fictional museum founded by artist María María Acha-Kutscher in 2017. Its aim is to show a history of art through a global archive of female artists.
The project turns the artists’ portraits with their works into pictograms. A visual language that reminds us one of the first communication forms in history of humankind. The museum also expands to other circuits different from the art system, like the Internet and public spaces through murals.
HERSTORYMUSEUM adds to the large list of museums created by artists to display impossible worlds or question the status quo of art and join to other initiatives that fight against the invisibility of women artists, to build an inclusive panorama. HERSTORYMUSEUM includes also a narrative that moves away from the concept of “the genius figure” imposed by the patriarchal system, to give access to other ways of doing and seeing art.
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.