Vietnamese Women’s Museum was established in 1987 and run by Vietnamese Women’s Union. It is a gender museum with functions of research, preservation, and display of tangible and intangible historical and cultural heritages of Vietnamese women and Vietnam Women’s Union. It is also a center for cultural exchange between Vietnamese and international women for the goal of equality, development and peace. The VWM is well-respected in Hanoi by both the public, the media and international partners. The museum has an established network of close media contacts and international partners, who take great interest in the activities and collaboration events, programs at the museum.
The National Women’s History Exhibition Hall (NWHEH) is the only museum under the Ministry of Gender Equality & Family. This is one of the important achievements of the Korean women’s movement. It opened on December 9, 2002 in the Women’s Plaza in Daebang-dong, Seoul with the aim to shed light on the role of women in Korean history. The Ministry of Gender Equality & Family wanted to use it as a space for gender equality education, but the Ministry did not have a long-term plan for the Korean women’s history museum. According to the contract between Seoul city and the government, the NWHEH had leased the space in the Women’s Plaza for free for 10 years. Continue reading
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… the Women’s Museum Merano, Italy
Member of IAWM since its foundation in 2008
Our museum exists since 1988 and is administrated by a private association. Our rooms are spreading over 800 sqm on the two upper floors of a former nunnery in Merano, Italy.
The objects in our exhibition range from clothing, accessoires to objects of daily use and are telling histories of women from the past 200 years. They invite to discover fashion trends, social roles and the changing ideals of beauty.
In special exhibitions and various events there is an enlargement of the repertoire of female-specific and gender sensitive topics year after year.
We consider the museum not only as a place to look at, but as a place to experience, to discuss in workshops and meetings. It has become an active cultural center in this region of Northern Italy.