Upprop! 1000 years of women’s power

By on July 9, 2018

Summer 2019 opens the exhibition “1000 years of women’s power”. The project is a cooperation project between Stockholm County Museum and Vallentuna and will result in an exhibition of exciting, important, sometimes forgotten women in the county. The museum needs help with suggestions and contributions from the public. Therefore, we are now making an appeal! What’s up to date to contribute with? What the museum seeks are women, situations or a concrete context that tells something important about the situation of women missing in the Stockholm County history books, preferably along with a motivation.

All submitted proposals are presented in the forthcoming exhibition, but in October and November, a project group composed of staff at the Stockholm County Museum and Vallentuna Municipality and external researchers select 16-20 proposals presented in more detailed form in the exhibition.

– “1000 Years of Women’s Power” is an exhibition that aims to broaden and complete the history of Stockholm County. It lifts women who have influenced and put track, but also women’s stories about the common, everyday and commonplace. Our hope is to find out what’s missing, not regarded as worth preserving or deliberately deselected and erased. And although it is an exhibition that specifically highlights women’s terms, today and throughout history, we believe and hope that the stories that appear here are about and speak to all of us, says Annelie Kurttila, the museum director at Stockholm County Museum.

As a starting point and inspiration, we have chosen three perspectives and some concrete examples that we think focus on women’s position in society:

In Gods name

Missionaries, crusaders, sunday coffee, diaconies, sobriety movement, composers of hymns, and much more. Through history, the church and religion have both been a place where women could act in other roles and under other conditions, while contributing to the restriction and control of women’s rights and gender equality. What examples are there of how women through history have taken place in the church, what has affected it and been influenced by it?

In public

Popular movement, politics, work life, education, sports movement and urban planning. Right to equal education, work, voting rights, economic freedom and freedom to move independently in our public spaces. Around issues that concern publicity and the public are the stories as many as they are different and ideologically charged. What should be included?

In the home

Childcare, cuisine, crafts, household economics, resource management and baking cottages. Although home research has long been an established research area so have home, home work and everyday life often fallen in the background when the story is written. Or, it is only in connection with the home and the private that women’s stories may take place. How will the story of the home be written and what and who’s in it?

Submit your proposals by September 1, 2018 to: kvinnokraft@stockholmslansmuseum.se

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm