Symposium Annual Women in the Museum - SHATTERED CEILINGS
For some 50 years the role of women in the art world is a topic of research. The Symposium ‘Shattered Ceilings’ on the 7th of March 2023 is about current museum ambitions, role models, gender diversity and about quality.
For some 50 years the role of women in the art world is a topic of research. Yet you still find them too little in historiography, art and museums. How do you ensure awareness of the gendered perspective and sustainable embedding of the female narrative in a museum context?
‘Shattered Ceilings’ is about current museum ambitions, role models, gender diversity and about quality. International museum professionals from the New York Historical Society, the Nationalmuseum Stockholm, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the National Portrait Gallery London, among others, will share their experiences and expertise. After three sessions, there will be room for discussion and exchange of views.
We reflect on initiatives for more inclusive representation, the importance of the criterion of quality and how female work is shown. This will be done in three sessions:
Looking up: Role models
Untold histories: The question of gender
The Elephant in the Room: Quality
Hendrikje Crebolder, Rijksmuseum
Jenny Reynaerts, Rijksmuseum
Margeret K. Hofer, New-York Historical Society
Flavia Frigeri, National Portrait Gallery
Rein Wolfs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Carl Johann Ollsen, Nationalmuseum
Kathryn Dyballa, Bucerius Kunst Forum
Fanny Wonu Veys, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
Rosalind McKever, Victoria and Albert Museum
Download the programme of the 7th of March 2023.
Women in the Museum is a series of annual symposiums organised by the Rijksmuseum as part of the Women of the Rijksmuseum project. The 2022 symposium ‘Best Practices’ was mainly about many initiatives that embed the gendered narrative in the museum world.
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