Vagina Museum

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Vagina Museum
Vagina Museum Logo.jpg
EstablishedMarch 2017
Websitevaginamuseum.co.uk

The Vagina Museum is a project to create the world's first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy.[1][2][3] The project is based in the United Kingdom, but as of 2018 does not have a final fixed location.[4][5][6]

History[edit]

The project to create the Vagina Museum was launched when the founder, Florence Schechter, discovered there was a penis museum in Iceland, the Icelandic Phallological Museum, but there was no equivalent for the vagina or vulva.[4]

The Museum's first event, a comedy fundraiser, was held on 19 May 2017 headlined by Hayley Ellis.[7][8][9] It has run a number of events since, including participating in a residency with The Mothership Group called Superculture.[10] Events as part of this residency have included a talk on "Vulvanomics" by Emma L. E. Rees, author of The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History, and a screening of the film Teeth (see Vagina dentata) followed by a Q&A with Amanda DiGioia, the author of Childbirth and Parenting in Horror Texts: The Marginalized and the Monstrous and various comedy nights.[11][12] They have also done events at Limmud Festival 2017[13] and the Royal Institution.[14]

The Museum held its first exhibition in August 2017 in Scotland.[15] It recently announced its first pop up museum called "Is Your Vagina Normal?"[16]

In the 2017 Women Of The Future Awards, Schechter was commended in the arts and culture category for her work with the Vagina Museum.[17]

The permanent museum will have exhibitions on the gynaecological anatomy from science to art to culture.[18][19][20] The museum will be trans-inclusive.[21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Needs a Vagina Museum". Atlas Obscura. 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Why I'm Opening The World's First Museum Dedicated To Vaginas".
  3. ^ "Vagina Wissen: Gibt es bald das weltweit ERSTE Vagina-Museum?".
  4. ^ a b "A woman is campaigning to open the world's first vagina museum". 12 April 2017.
  5. ^ "We're scared to ask this, but is it okay to demand a vagina museum?". India Today.
  6. ^ "Florence Schechter's Vagina Museum – Erotic Heritage Museum Las Vegas". eroticmuseumvegas.com.
  7. ^ "Someone is crowd-funding to create the world's first vagina museum". 25 April 2017.
  8. ^ Thompson, Rachel. "There's a museum for penises, but not for vaginas, yet that could change".
  9. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Comics raise cash for a vagina museum : News 2017 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk.
  10. ^ "A vagina museum is coming to London".
  11. ^ "a vagina museum is opening - London On The Inside". 23 August 2017.
  12. ^ "What's happening with The Vagina Museum?".
  13. ^ "Presenters". events.limmud.org.
  14. ^ "Valentine's Day vaginas".
  15. ^ "Avec Florence Schechter, au Royaume-Uni un musée du vagin en gestation". 14 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Discover The Museum That Will Be Dedicated Solely To Vaginas".
  17. ^ "2017 - Women of the Future Awards". Women of the Future Awards.
  18. ^ "This woman wants to create the world's first Vagina Museum in London and she needs your help".
  19. ^ "Vaginas deserve their own museum according to this woman". 29 March 2017.
  20. ^ "This woman is trying to open a vagina museum". 13 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Meet The Millennial Science YouTuber Who Is Setting Up The World's First Vagina Museum".

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