Women’s friendships – From emotional exchange to networking

Temporary exhibition 01.03. – 31.10.2021

In German and Italian

Friendships between women are very diverse. They can last a whole lifetime, many years, or even just a certain period.

Traditionally, literature and philosophical papers have focused only on male friendships. But during the 18th century, they started to center on women’s friendships. For the first time, women were seen in relation to each other and also started to see and present themselves in this way.

We present pairs of female friends and show the wide variety of women’s friendships.

The idea for the exhibition came from Bettina Bab, the curator of the Women’s Museum Bonn and was further developed in Merano.

Already last year, a small part of the exhibition was displayed online in English on the homepage of the International Association of Women’s Museums.