2018 is gearing up to be another busy and productive year for Her Place Women’s Museum Australia. We continue to develop a range of exhibitions and programs while working towards our goal of establishing a permanent museum dedicated to recording the history, achievements and experiences of women in this country.
Having our office at the Melbourne Museum, thanks to the generosity of Museums Victoria’s CEO Lynley Marshall, has been extremely beneficial and has led to a number of new partnerships and opportunities. We have joined Museums Australia (Vic), the peak body for the Victorian museum and gallery industry and are grateful for the support that they have provided in relation to a number of our recent grant applications for potential future projects. We have also been able to accommodate two volunteers who have been helping us research and develop a youth focus to engage younger audiences.
Her Place has a number of projects in development for the year ahead and we have been busily submitting grant applications to enable us to deliver these. Pending funding, we hope to present walking tours, exhibitions and digital programs around NAIDOC week, women in World War One, community histories, a regional collaboration and women in maths). Her Place has also been accepted to give a short presentation at the Agents of Change Museums Galleries Australia national conference in July.available)
Her Place Women’s Museum Australia is supported by a tireless group of volunteers and committed supporters. Your energy to make this new initiative become a reality is extraordinary. We also extend a special thanks to the women who have been profiled in our exhibitions and who have so generously given us their time, shared their stories through video interviews, and loaned precious personal artifacts for display. Many thanks also to the family members and associates who have enabled us to celebrate the significant contributions of women from previous generations. We thank you all!
Her Place Women’s Museum Australia
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