CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Women in the Museum (Best Practices Symposium)

Online event: 8 March 2022

For some 50 years the role of women in the art world and in history is a topic of research. Yet there is not much to show for it in the museums and we have still a lot to accomplish. How to achieve a more balanced representation? But also how are women’s stories reflected in the museums? Do we present women artists together with their male colleagues, or show them separately for more visibility?

This international conference on international women’s day 2022 (8 March) offers the stage to experts in women’s art and history. The event will be organized at the Rijksmuseum from 09:30 to 18:00 CET and can be attended live (limited tickets available) and online.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • women’s role as artists and models
  • collectors and mediators
  • a female perspective on museum objects
  • the blind spots of feminist art history

The conference consists of two keynote lectures, one by Jolande Withuis (writer, feminist and sociologist) and another by Denise Murell (assistant curator for 19th and 20th century art of the Metropolitan Museum), and four sessions with three speakers each. The complete program can be downloaded here (PDF).

Visit the Rijksmuseum website for more information and tickets.

This conference is made possible in part by the ‘Women of the Rijksmuseum’ Fund.