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There are about 90 women’s museums worldwide and every one of them has a different focus, but all of them…
(Guidelines for the foundation and development of women’s museums and/or gender oriented museums by the She-Culture project group, July 2015, www.she-culture.com)
In addition to the permanent exhibition, there is at least one temporary exhibition per year at the museum, which is open all year round. In these exhibitions women and gender-specific topics are explored and their history is presented.
Some of them can be requested and borrowed.
Before entering the permanent exhibition, the visitors will find the showcase “On Exchange” through which the museum brings democracy into the exhibition.
There is not only ONE way to tell a story, and neither is there an OBJECTIVE historiography because the narrative of history depends on the perspective of the observer. Here in the Women’s Museum only one of many possible viewpoints is described, but with this showcase the museum opens itself for other opinions.
Not only the staff of the Women’s Museum, but also people from outside – school classes, artists, associations – are invited to think about gender roles in society.
In addition, and every now and then, in this showcase the life of a still living woman is honored who stands as a pioneer for us women – either at work or with her life.
Lectures, workshops, conferences and seminars, but also theater, music and cultural events of all kinds are part of the everyday life at the Women’s Museum – often as a framework program of current temporary exhibitions.
Thus the museum promotes awareness about women’s history, but it also supports the discussion of current issues of equality and women’s rights. In Merano it has become a lively cultural center, where also environmental and social issues are discussed.
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The Women’s Museum is opened all year round. Please find the opening hours here.