The Museum Van Loon soon hopes to open its doors again soon and kick off with the exhibition herstory – women, stories, change in collaboration with Atria, knowledge institute for emancipation and women’s history.
Stories from history are often told through the eyes of male. The role that women played in the course of history therefore remains underexposed. Museum Van Loon is filled with portraits of women, each with their own story. In herstory – women, stories, change we get to know some of these women from the 19th and 20th centuries better. Atria places their stories – embedded in a well-to-do social environment – in a broader social context. Scenes from the lives of women show how they brought about change in their own environment; illustrate how their actions helped to change the spirit of the times; and show how historiography along female lines forms an impactful addition to existing male narratives. The stories are sketched by means of portraits, photographs, personal objects and books.
The exhibition herstory – women, stories, change was scheduled to open on International Women’s Day, 8 March. Unfortunately, due to the extension of the national lockdown, they have had to postpone the exhibition. Hopefully they will be able to open their doors for you again soon!
This exhibition is also a precursor towards a larger exhibition about women that is planned for the fall of 2024. This exhibition will feature a variety of historical women as well as women of today.