Last Saturday the Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Austria opened the exhibition “birth culture. giving birth and being born”.
This exhibition is embedded in the EU project Birth Cultures in which other women’s museums and initiatives of IAWM are involved. It will therefore also travel to the Ukraine, Barcelona and Merano (Italy). Continue reading
Summary by Interarts
BIRTH CULTURES is a project co-funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe Culture Programme (2014-2020) that contributes to preserve and transmit, through arts and culture, birth and maternity traditional knowledge and practices as part of European intangible cultural heritage. The project is implemented by Interarts (coordinator, Spain) in cooperation with Frauenmuseum Hittisau (Austria), Frauenmuseum Merano (Italy), Gender Museum (Kharkiv) and in association with the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM) (Italy), the European Centre for Cultural Organization and Managment (ECCOM) (Italy) and Birth Café Campaign (Germany), as associated partners.
The project will run from November 2019 to April 2022.
According to the German associations’ Birth Café Campaign and Hebammen für Deutschland (Midwives for Germany), when it comes to pregnancy and birth the existing lack of instruments, such as historical research and exhibitions, does not enable for these topics to become accessible to different publics and audiences.
Against this background, BIRTH CULTURES has the following specific objectives:
The project is based on the acknowledgment that socially engaged art represents an effective way of processing, explaining and promoting topics of particular social value but also of engaging audiences through a participative approach. By sharing and providing information or topics of discussion, it will foster a deeper understanding of the issues tackled and of the necessary emotional intelligence to process them. The project aims to achieve this by developing the following activities:
Duration of the project: 30 months.
For further information, please click on the following link.
Here Stefania Pitscheider-Soraperra, director of the Women’s Museum Hittisau, explains the progress of the exhibition and what it is going to look like.
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. On this blog we will share with you online exhibitions or virtual views into our member museums worldwide.
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” 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.