Women’s museum founders and researchers from Turkey, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, USA, Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom, and Albania took part in the meeting.
The goal of this meeting was to enable exchange and synergies amongst Asian and European women’s museums. Therefore the day started off with every participant presenting the status quo, the troubles, and future plans of their own museum, organization or initiative.
The situations of museums and initiatives around the world are different and everyone shared moving and inspiring insights. Despite the differences, common points as well as collective projects for the future could be found. Continue reading
Women’s Museum Istanbul and Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Excellence Center (SU Gender) invite
➢ women’s and gender museums, peace museums and memorials from all over the world working with feminist museum pedagogy and gender-sensible concepts;
➢ activists and institutions working on the history of human rights abuses in a gender-related context;
➢ museum administrators, educators, scholars dealing with the topic “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.
to discuss feminist pedagogical approaches developed to cultivate an alternative culture and alternative practices of remembrance.
Questions to be discussed in particular are:
• Which role does feminist pedagogy play in forming social memory?
• How can new memory practices be designed?
• How can theories, concepts and discussions developed by feminist research and the feminist movement be reflected in the field of social memory?
• What new concepts and debates can be found in this field?
• How do women and gender-oriented museums differ from other museums and places of memory? What is their contribution to cultures of remembrance?
• Which methods can be used to illustrate conflicts, collective and individual violence and war excesses in museums – especially in women’s and gender museums without reproducing images of violence?
• How is the potential of these institutions realized in practice, especially under the aspects of “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.
The conference languages are English and Turkish. Simultaneous translation is provided.
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