Girl Museum is looking for patrons to help nurture our little projects and launch them into the world.
Three projects are currently in need of sponsorship to make them happen. Below are brief descriptions of the exhibitions and how much they will cost to produce. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of these shows, or overall Girl Museum running costs, please email us for a sponsorship package.
Launching on May 18, 2013
The 2013 International Museums Day theme is 'Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change.' Because Girl Museum is about helping girls understand the present day through learning about the past, we are celebrating by launching our Heirloom Project. This is an opportunity for girls to investigate and communicate with their own families to find out about their histories through interviews, old photographs, artifacts, and heirlooms. These stories will be complied into a large exhibition that will go online at the end of 2013. By investigating and sharing their stories and images, girls will be empowered and active participants in the global dialogue about girlhood and girl culture.
Rape in Art
Opening August 31, 2013
The exhibition examines imagery of rape, abduction, and violence towards girls and women as it has been depicted throughout the history of art. We want to understand possible relationships between contemporary rape culture and images, the prevalence of this behavior, and sociocultural sanctioning of rape and violence in the past.
International Day of the Girl NGO Showcase
Opening on October 11, 2013
This exhibition will showcase the girls and work of GlobalGirl Media South Africa. Based in Soweto, they train girls in journalism, short video production, digital/mobile journalism, web 2.0 technology and leadership skills. This transforms girls from marginalized communities with few opportunities into confident young women with new skills. These girls have varying levels of education and limited or no access to modern technology; these girls have tend to have low self-esteem often resulting from poverty, abuse, violence, teen pregnancy, the position of girls in society, and other factors such as HIV. GlobalGirl Media South Africa offers a chance for real change for many girls.