As an entirely virtual museum, our impact is spread around the world. Primarily, we impact our visitors through providing a safe virtual space for education and discussion of girl culture in the past and present. We also manage social media channels and other projects dedicated to advancing girls’ rights today, sharing stories that celebrate girls and their contributions, and empower girls to become active in documenting, preserving, and sharing their history and culture. Finally, we provide an avenue for emerging scholars and activists to contribute to our cause while developing professional skills that will help them achieve their dreams and build a better world.
Awards & Honors
- In February 2023, we were mentioned in a guest post by Alexandra Orlandi and Paul Piwko for the American Alliance of Museums blog as an example and inspiration for the National Museum of Mental Health Project, which specifically stated, “So, what if a national museum were designed instead to utilize a combination of dedicated online spaces and physical spaces owned and operated by others? Since 2018, our goal has been a distributed museum, taking inspiration from innovative voices such as Elizabeth Williams and Tracey Mitchell, of the National Food & Beverage Foundation. We also draw inspiration from online museums like Girl Museum, which gained interest for their advanced digital engagement work from traditional museums during COVID-19 shutdowns.”
- In June 2018, the American Perceptionalism blog featured us in their “Four Fabulous Blogs about Women and American Museums” post.
- Our podcast series, GirlSpeak, was mentioned in Hannah Hethmon’s Your Museum Needs a Podcast (2018) as an excellent example of how to name a podcast.
- In 2017, our blog was selected as one of the Top 50 Museum Blogs on the web by a FeedSpot panelist.
- We were featured in “Six Reasons to Visit Girl Museum,” published on Miss Heard Magazine‘s blog in March of 2016.
- We were featured in the February 2016 issue of Her Culture, in the awesome feature, “Girl Museum: The Epitome of Curated Girl Power” by Danyelle Carter.
- Our STEM Girls exhibit was featured in the Girls Action Foundation Member News.
- On February 15, 2015, GoGirlGlobal featured our Surfer Girl exhibit on their blog.
- In January 2014, we were named in the top ’30 Sites That Are Empowering Young Girls’ by FashionPlaytes.
- Our Heirloom Project was featured in the Museum Education Monitor in September 2013.
- In 2011, we were accepted into Google for NonProfits, a program that has been invaluable to our organization. Girl Museum was also a Flip Video Spotlight partner.
- Check out Girl Museums’s iReport promoting our ‘Girl for Sale’ exhibition as a part of the CNN’s Freedom Project.
- Our Hina Matsuri exhibition was featured in the Museum Education Monitor in August 2010. A big thank you to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for their assistance with the ‘Hina Matsuri/Girls’ Day’ exhibition. Also to the New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme for their generous grant towards the exhibition as well. Read more about Ashley’s research in Japan.
- Sarah M. Grimes wrote about us on her blog Gamine Expedition (February 8th, 2010).
For links to interviews and feature articles on our work, please see our Publications page.
Girl Museum is fascinating, sweet, sad, amazing, and makes you wonder and think. THANK YOU to Ashley and everyone there for making this!