A study of museum holdings from a gender perspective

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The priority objective of the Female Heritage project is the study of museum holdings and heritage from a gender perspective, with two main lines of activity. On one hand, a documentary analysis of the language used in museums, in the various tools used for cataloguing items, and in educational material, to detect any sexist bias and determine a set of best practice guidelines. On the other, the creation of online exhibitions to bring female heritage to the general public.

The first edition in 2011, titled Patrimonio en Femenino (Female Heritage), analysed women’s roles in different spheres and a range of periods and cultures. The second, in 2012, was Ausencias y Silencios (Absences and Silences), focusing on women’s presence or absence in positions of power, in artistic creation, in access to education, and other areas. The third, in 2013, titled Mujeres ante la adversidad: tiempos y contratiempos (Women Facing Adversity: Hard Times) analyses how different communities of women deal with a crisis, whatever its origin.

After the first edition in 2011, Female Heritage, which analysed women’s roles in different spheres and a range of periods and cultures, the 2012 edition, Absences and Silences, focused on women’s presence or absence in positions of power, in artistic creation, in access to education, and other areas. In 2013, Women Facing Adversity: Hard Times analysed how different communities of women deal with a crisis, whatever its origin.

In 2014, Tradición y Modernidad (Tradition and Modernity) considered the role of women as agents for transmitting values, or breaking away from them. 2015 discussed female sexuality, with the title Eros y Anteros. In 2016, with La memoria femenina: mujeres en la Historia, historias de mujeres (Female Memory: Women in History, Women’s Histories) Female Heritage was extended to Latin America, with participants in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, and Uruguay.

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