Each year the International Council of Museums promotes March 18 as International Museum Day. This year’s theme, Museum and Memory, is very important to us here at Girl Museum. Girlhood is a valuable time worth exploring, recording, preserving, and celebrating. IMD 2011 is focusing on Africa, “whose cultural contribution to the world is often unknown and deserves to be promoted.”
From our perspective, girls worldwide have been neglected in the canon of human archives. Their thoughts, desires, activities, and achievements are rarely included. As a museum without objects, we draw on found images, information and experiences of contributors to inform our collection.
To participate in International Museum Day, we suggest you pick an object that sparks a memory of your girlhood or ask a girl in your life about a significant event or object from hers. Have a conversation, create a memory. Write to us about it and we will post shared memories on our blog throughout the next year.
Thanks for participating and celebrate girlhood!