Honouring Women, Inspiring Girls
Her Place is a not-for- profit organisation that celebrates the social, civic and entrepreneurial achievements of all Australian women and their role in shaping our nation.
It originated in 2014 when a group of women from diverse backgrounds met to discuss forming a group to honour the achievements of women and investigate the possibility of establishing a museum dedicated to the cause.
Her Place’s vision is to create a public space that honours the achievements of women, through exhibitions, public programs, education resources and an archive.
In 2016 Her Place merged with Women’s Heritage Centre Victoria, an organisation established in 2015, dedicated to creating a physical keeping place for women’s records and a living digital archive that acknowledges the distinctive contribution of women to the culture and future of Victoria.
Together the organisation received seed funding from the State Government through its Gender Equity Strategy in December 2016 to investigate the capacity to create an online museum and archive and develop a series of touring exhibitions that bring the stories of women, including recipients of the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, to metropolitan and regional audiences in 2017.
Her Place Women’s Museum Australia is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, registered with ASIC and is currently seeking tax deductibility status as a charity recognised by the ATO.