Girls in the Museum 

When:
Sat 12 Oct 2013,  1pm–4.30pm
Where:
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Talk; Film 

If no one ever marries me circa 1912, Loudan, William Mouat (1868–1925). Gift of R. Hannah and Co. 1912. Te Papa
If no one ever marries me circa 1912, Loudan, William Mouat (1868–1925). Gift of R. Hannah and Co. 1912. Te Papa

To celebrate the International Day of the Girl 2013, Te Papa is hosting a special forum and film screening. Prepare for a spirited discussion about girls in art, museum collections, and the community.

1pm: Forum

Sunshine Prior of UN Women (the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women) opens the afternoon with an introduction to the International Day of the Girl.

The forum is led by Ashley Remer, founder and head girl of Girl Museum – a virtual space for research, exhibitions, and education. The panel features:

Lynette Townsend, Curator Communities and Diversity, Te Papa
Rebecca Rice, Curator New Zealand Art, Te Papa
Rachel Yates, Curator Pacific Cultures, Te Papa

We are also launching Girl Museum’s new website and talking about the community exhibition project Kiwi Chicks: New Zealand Girl History.

The panel discussion begins at 1pm and is followed by a short break.

2.15pm: Girl Rising

Girl Rising (running time 101 min)tells the stories of nine remarkable girls from different countries. It promotes the importance of girls’ rights and education around the world.

The film begins at 2pm, and is followed by a 20-minute open forum discussion.

This event is presented by Girl Museum and National Services Te Paerangi, with support from Friends of Te Papa, UN Women, and 10x10.

Girl Rising – about the film