The Feminist Legacy in Art Museums

2020-2025

The Feminist Legacy in Art Museums

Gitte Dæhlin, Selskapsdame (Society Lady), 1975. Textile sculpture.
© Gitte Dæhlin / BONO 2020. Courtesy of Kunstmuseet NordTrøndelag. Photo: Yvonne Helen Antonsen 

Why are art museums still lagging behind when it comes to collecting and representing art made by women? What are the frameworks for building collections today, and how are they rooted in storytelling and ideology? And not least, how can we make space for women’s art and culture? 

These are questions we ask ourselves in the research project The Feminist Legacy in Art Museums. Museums’ inability to provide space for women as actors and cultural producers in both the present and the past is a democratic problem and a deficiency in museums as managers of cultural heritage.

We argue that the lack of attention paid to and research on art made by women in art museums and in collections is connected to a general lack of recognition of the feminist project in art history. We shall conduct empirical studies of the feminist avant-garde in the 1970s, its forms of exhibition and social spaces, and examine the institution’s ways of collecting and representing art. 


 


Project leader

Project leader

  Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen
  Associate Professor
 Department of Art and Media Studies
+47 479 54 490   ulla.jorgensen@ntnu.no
 

Co-project leader

Co-project leader

 Sigrun Åsebø
 Associate Professor
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen
+47 416 83 977 Sigrun.Asebo@uib.no

The project is funded by:

Forthcoming events

Forthcoming events

Previous events

Previous events

Sigrun Åsebø participated in panel about Feminism in Art at Festspillene i Nord-Norge, October 2020.

News

News

17 December 2020, in Kilden, Ulla Angkjær is being interviewet about story telling in museums.

30 November 2020, in Bergens Tidende, we have written a feature about the representation of women in museums as a reaction to the on-going counting-of-women-artists-in-museums debate.

26 November 2020, in Museumsnytt, we talk about women in museums.