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After three months of closure, the Women’s Museum in Meran opened its doors again this week. It was a great pleasure for the museum team to welcome the first visitors and to present the news.

The new permanent exhibition

New permanent exhibition at the Women’s Museum of Merano

At the beginning of the year the time had come to renew the permanent exhibition at the Women’s Museum. A new concept had been developed and the exhibition was built with new objects and updated narratives. When it was finally ready and the museum team was enthusiastic to present it to the public, the museum had to close it’s doors due to Corona. So the official opening of the new permanent exhibition had to be postponed to autumn, however it can already be seen by the visitors of the museum. Continue reading

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Woman of the Year award in the Women’s Museum Meran on 9th March 2019.

On Saturday, 9th March, the Women’s Museum in Merano first announced the #ichfraudesjahres (woman of the year). Since two years, the Women’s Museum of Merano has been running the blog ichfrau.com in order to extend its awareness-raising work beyond the museum to the internet.

In 2018, the #fraudesmonats (woman of the month) section was introduced in the ichfrau blog. It wants to act as counterpart to the beauty competitions in the region. Each first day of the month the blog honores one woman of the month. The criterion for the selection is that these women have chosen unusual occupations and life paths, or made groundbreaking decisions.

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The Enciclopedia delle Donne celebrates March 8 (and its ninth birthday) in Rome!

Also this year they participate in the Women’s Book Fair, which is held in Rome at the Casa Internazionale delle Donne.

They will present their books and their activities and projects in progress.

The Enciclopedia delle Donne also organizes two presentations:

Saturday 9 March 2.00 pm UDI Hall

Valeria Palumbo presents her new book: Veronica Franco. The courtesan poet of the Venetian Renaissance

Sunday 10 March 12:00 am Sala Ingargiola

Girls in ’68, curated by the Badaracco Foundation. Conversation with Donatella Barazzetti, Franca Fossati, Marina Piazza and other authors of the volume.

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The exhibition “Ausgekocht?” of the Museum “Women’s Culture Regional – International” in Fürth is currently exhibited as a temporary exhibition at the Women’s Museum in Meran until 30th November 2019.

Gudrun Cyprian and Gaby Franger

‘Ausgekocht?’ – Reflections on the Global Food System and the Role of Women through the Exhibition of the Museum `Women’s Culture Regional – International`

 The exhibition “Ausgekocht”[1] presents central contradictions in cooking and eating worldwide. The social processes of cooking and eating cause negotiations and change. Obvious are adjustments of gender roles, be it in agriculture or the automation of kitchen work, and economic and cultural change. With installations, art, stories of women and the discussion of contentious issues, the exhibition aims at showing what these global processes mean for women and their families, and which strategies women are developing in their everyday lives to confront them. In this article, we refer to various examples from the exhibition, giving voice to women around the globe while dealing with the right to food. 

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Piuttosto m’affogherei. Storia vertiginosa delle zitelle, di Valeria Palumbo

Siamo felici di annunciarvi l’uscita in tutte le librerie del libro di Valeria Palumbo Piuttosto m’affogherei. Storia vertiginosa delle zitelle, edito da enciclopediadelledonne.it.

“Dalle Amazzoni alle Vestali, da Ipazia a Pulcheria, dalla regina Elisabetta a Cristina di Svezia, da Jane Austen a Virginia Woolf, e con illuminanti incursioni nel mondo del mito, della fiaba e del fumetto – tra Morgana, la Dama del lago, Maga Magò e la Fata turchina – Valeria Palumbo ci accompagna, con uno sguardo divertito e spietato, in un vorticoso percorso attraverso la complessa vicenda di chi non ha camminato lungo il binario definito”. Continue reading

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Tonight the temporary exhibition “Kümmernis – a re-discovered cult figure” will be opened at the women’s museum Meran, Italy. It tells the story of the legendary Saint Kümmernis from medieval Europe who became the patroness for women in Europe throughout centuries.

The legend tells the story of a young princess who should have been married off to the enemey by her father. In order to escape this destiny she asked god for help and he grew her a beard. Her father was so angry about his wilful daughter and crucified her. Images from a woman with a beard on the cross have fascinated people throughout centuries and is still present today.

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