Mission: The mission of international museum of women is to inspire creativity,awareness, and action on vital global issues for women
Programs: Muslima:this online exhibition launched in spring 2013 and was designed to combat myths and stereotypes of muslim women by showcasing their leadership, visions and creativity. It is a collaborative project with museums and partners from four global regions and presents an online collection of thought pieces and artwork from contemporary muslim women.
web:all of imow's exhibitions are online, virtual exhibitions. This program expenditure area incorporates the cost of hosting imow's exhibitions and creative and artistic content online, as well as the cost of maintaining - for example online publishing tools for contributors around the world.
ignite:this online exhibition will launch in the fall of 2014. Ignite will help fuel a cultural shift in perceptions of women in stem, celebrating women trailblazers and creating an image of stem that is accessible, aspirational and female. It will also explore the critical intersection between technology and women's human rights.
imagining equality ($34,492)curating change ($30,630)speaker series ($28,691)in accordance with the agreement of merger the ending unrestricted net assets of international museum of women (imow) as of february 28, 2014 were transferred to global fund for women as temporarily restricted net assets, for the purpose of supporting imow's advocacy and innovation activities, in accordance with imow's donors' intentions. ($676,853)
As a long-term volunteer at IMOW and a person behind the scenes, I can tell you that its a amazing non-profit. As the only fully online women oriented museum, it focusing on art and stories of women. This is powerful because it gives a value to the lives of women and also a sense of community to the reality of the wider world beyond the virtual world. It can also reach to so many people across borders accessed in the convenient of your own home. Also the best part of it is it's free! Although IMOW's site is English oriented, there are exhibitions that have a range of languages so those who could not read English can access the exhibition such as 'Imagining Ourselves' with Arabic, French and Spanish. Also they occasionally have awesome events in SF. If your in the city check out if they have any events because they are phenomenal!
I recently discovered the International Museum of Women and was so impressed with this groundbreaking social change museum that I immediately became a volunteer. This innovative online museum connects and gives voice to women globally through online exhibitions, history, arts and cultural programs that educate, create dialogue, and advance gender equity worldwide.
Anyone concerned with women's issues knows that a major factor in the need for feminism is invisibility and exclusion. The International Museum of Women is a monument to women, and there can never be enough of those. They are a convergence of art an activism that spans the globe and unites women from disparate cultures. There will never, ever be enough work being done to fight isolation. IMOW unites, inspires and elevates women. I salute them.