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Imagen: installation “365 days”. Photo: © Pep Herrero

María María Acha-Kutscher, the founder of the virtual women’s museum HERSTORYMUSEUM in Madrid is opening the exhibition Womankind on 22nd March 2019 in Barcelona.

Inauguración/opening: marzo 22, 2019, 19 h
LA VIRREINA CENTRE DE LA IMATGE
La Rambla, 99, Barcelona

Curator: Valentín Roma

This exhibition brings together various series of works under the title Womankind (2010-2015), a long term project with which María María Acha-Kutscher (Lima, 1968) provides a critical analysis of those imaginaries tha have constructed a discriminatory, paternalistic history of women since the birth of photography.

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Comisario: Valentín Roma Esta exposición reúne diversas series de trabajos englobadas bajo el título de Womankind (2010-2015), un proyecto de largo recorrido con el que María María Acha-Kutscher (Lima, 1968) investiga críticamente aquellos imaginarios que, desde el nacimiento de la fotografía, construyeron una historia visual de las mujeres paternalista y discriminatoria.

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The Girl Museum has been operating as a virtual museum for the last 10 years and has grown to be a world-class producer of exhibitions, collaborative projects, podcasts, and other media that document, preserve, and advocate for girls’ unique culture and rights around the world. The museum is led by an all-volunteer Senior Staff and provides numerous internship and volunteer opportunities.

Up until now the museum has been financed through infrequent fundraisers and one-time donations. This has been fine for the last 10 years, but now the museum decided to create a sustainable plan for the future: Girl Museum Sisterhood. Find out more about the program here.

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Love stories of pioneering, trailblazing, awesomely amazing girls? Check out Junior Girl Tia Shah’s newest blog column, Trailblazers, including the story of 18th-century Wang Zhenyi.

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HERSTORYMUSEUM was created by artist María María Acha-Kutscher as a virtual museum in 2017. Now the museum opened the first exhibition. We congratulate!

OTHERNESS is the first online exhibition of HERSTORYMUSEUM showing special visions from the past centuries of representations of women from colonized, groups created by female artists from dominant groups, where –without discarding the contradictions– the presence of the Otherness is not so evident, perhaps because they have been conceived by women. As Simone de Beauvoir argued: The Other of Man is Woman (1952).

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On International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s and girl’s achievements around the world, an attack was made on our member, the Girl Museum. The website of the virtual museum with numerous exhibitions was hacked. Still, the staff of the Girl Museum does not give up, but starts rebuilding and pushing forward, as Tiffany Rhoades, program developer of the Girl Museum says: Continue reading

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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. 

Website: www.girlmuseum.org

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlMuseum

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/girlmuseum

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlmuseum/

 

Podcast: http://girlmuseum.podbean.org

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…a catalyst for gender equality in civic statues in the UK

The inVISIBLEwomen website launched in March 2016 at the Women of the World Festival on the Southbank in London, UK. Shockingly, only an estimated 15% of civic statues in the UK honour women so the site invites you to take part in building a statistical picture of the situation nationally.  Successful campaigning methods are highlighted and successes, both past and present are celebrated with an eye on the possibilities for the future.

To paraphrase our suffragette sisters in their struggle for votes for women, it is time for more PLINTHS FOR WOMEN!

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04.03.2013 Pic on Molesworth street, launch of Women’s Museum of Ireland, from left Sinead Mercier, Ciara Greene, Louise Fizgerald, Aine Kelly and Rossa Abbott.

The Women’s Museum of Ireland was founded in November 2012 as a project that aimed to promote the formal recognition of the role of women in Irish history as well as the role of Irish women abroad.

The museum’s first event was the exhibition, Monster’s of Creation: Snapshots of Women in Higher Education, which displayed images of pioneering Irish women in higher education in Ireland. For this exhibition the museum asked the public to contribute their own images to the museum to show the amazing range of achievments of women in university and higher education. 

Since it’s launch the museum has worked to educate the public about the contributions of women to cultural, political and social history in Ireland, and the role Irish women have played overseas. The museum primarily exists as a virtual museum but has hosted several pop-up events around Dublin. The museum’s next project is the Women of Dublin project, which will create a new map of the city of Dublin which will highlight the contributions that women have made to the history and development of the city. 

 

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