Call for Proposals for ICOM Journal on Gender and Museums
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For an upcoming ICOM Museum Journal special on gender and museums, ICOM and CFP have issued a call for proposals. Submit abstracts for papers that explore museums’ ability to lead the way in terms of institutional change on issues of gender equality by 13 September 2019.

The Museum International on gender aims to generate serious reflection on gender issues in museums, how they are intertwined, and the role of museums in a world prioritising gender equality. Issues of gender impact every layer of museum practice, from governance to visitation. This issue focuses on gender representation within museum management, operations and trusteeship, as well as in collections, exhibitions, education and public programmes.

Possible topics related to gender representation include, but are not limited to:

  • Museum management and operations
  • Gender equality/biases (pay gap; workplace safety)
  • Sexuality and discrimination
  • Representation, both historic and contemporary
  • Gender and imperialism
  • Policy and ethics
  • Sexism and misogyny
  • Education
  • Visitation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Collections and archives
  • Public programming

The issue is expected to be published, in collaboration with Taylor&Francis/Routledge, in June 2020.

Abstracts of between 250 and 300 words, written in English, French or Spanish, should be submitted for selection to

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