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The Women’s Museum Meran is located in a former convent of the Poor Clares in the centre of Meran (Italy). It is administrated by an association and is also the registration office of the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM).ExhibitionIn its permanent exhibition the museum shows cultural and everyday history from a female point of view. The exhibits from the museum’s collection include fashion, accessories, every day objects, books and documents. The museum represents female ideals, role models and images in 19th and 20th century, and thereby investigates the present situation of women in society.In special exhibitions and various events there is an enlargement of the repertoire of female-specific and gender sensitive topics.HistoryThe museum was founded by Evelyn Ortner in 1988 and is administrated by an association since 1993. In 2011 the museum was transferred to the former convent of the Poor Clares.International networkingIn 2008 the first international congress of women’s museums took place in Meran. Since then the Women’s Museum Meran is coordination site of the International Association of Women’s Museums (IAWM) and is connecting over 30 women’s museums and initiatives worldwide.BibliographyElke Krasny, Women's Museum Meran : Women's:Museum. Frauen:Museum. Curatorial Politics in Feminism, Education, History and Art. Löckerverlag, 2013. Before you head to Merano, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Merano trip maker, to make sure you see all that Merano has to offer, including Museum of Women.
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A lovely little museum at the top of a building. There is a lift to take you there. Quite small, but lots of articles to look at. A nice way to spend an hour in Merano,
A lovely little museum at the top of a building. There is a lift to take you there. Quite small, but lots of articles to look at. A nice way to spend an hour in Merano, more »
Our only day in merano and this was what we came to see. No announcement and no advertising that it was closed all day. Very unprofessional. I will never be in merano again but if I were, I would...
Our only day in merano and this was what we came to see. No announcement and no advertising that it was closed all day. Very unprofessional. I will never be in merano again but if I were, I would... more »
.MUST visit museo in Merano! .very educative , takes u back to how women was treated, seen etc . its one place that I will definitely check it out again, just because 🤷🏾♀️. going down stairs is a whole world place . really historical and nice place . .stuff was very professional and nice too
It is written that if gender equality really existed, there would be a women museum in every country
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