Feminist interrogations and creative teaching in art galleries and museums

  • Williamson, S. (Speaker)
  • Darlene Clover (Speaker)
  • Kathy Sanford (Speaker)
  • Nancy Taber (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This symposium paper features contemporary feminist pedagogical and research practices designed for art galleries and museums by four feminist adult educators. Our work responds to the question: What do art galleries and museums show and tell us about women and gender identity and how does it matter? Specifically, we illustrate variations of the Feminist Museum Hack, a methodological, analytical, pedagogical and interventionist strategy being collectively created to unearth systems of meaning, such as patriarchy, that hide in plain sight in exhibitions and artworks to mobilise and shape our understandings of women’s lives and contributions to society. Our presentation will focus on our use of the Hack within three different contexts: fashion exhibitions, textile and military museums, and public art galleries.
Period28 May 2018
Event title37th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Annual Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number37
LocationRegina, Canada, SaskatchewanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational