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Girl Museum upholds the highest standards as a professional museum. We make every effort to cite direct quotes, typically through in-text links to the source material or a citations/resources list at the end of each exhibit or blog post. However, we also discuss topics that may be considered common knowledge, such as biographies. We do not typically cite common knowledge material because it is widely known, undisputed and easily verified, and it generally cannot be attributed to a specific person or paper.

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Museums (and Girls) are Powerful

Museums (and Girls) are Powerful

Museums are quite powerful, both as socio-cultural institutions and as places of work. It is interesting though, that museum labor is predominantly done by women and yet most of them don’t hold the power.

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Catalina’s Map of New York

Catalina’s Map of New York

Catalina Juliana Mason, Map Sampler, 1837-1847, National Museum of American History. Stitched with multicolored silk thread on a wool ground fabric, this sampler shows a map of New York. It was made by Catalina Juliana Mason, a teenage girl from Puerto Rico who...

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It’s OK to break

It’s OK to break

Sometimes it feels as if I live in two different worlds; one where mental illness is stigmatised and hidden away from the world, where no one wants to admit their imperfections and struggles, and another where burnout, depression and anxiety are almost seen as a badge...

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Time to Breathe

Time to Breathe

Like everyone else over the last 2.5 years, we here at Girl Museum have had to make adjustments. As remote workers from the beginning, working with Girl Museum hasn't changed dramatically, but our personal lives have. Between new jobs, new homes, international moves,...

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Meet Our Interns: Emily Wells

Meet Our Interns: Emily Wells

Hello! My name is Emily Wells and I currently live in Williamsburg, Virginia. I am working towards a doctorate in History at William & Mary and am writing a dissertation on girlhood in the American South between the Revolution and the Civil War. As a result, I...

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Girls of the Met: Young Woman Peeling Apples

Girls of the Met: Young Woman Peeling Apples

“Young Woman Peeling Apples” by Nicolaes Maes, ca. 1655, Dutch. On view in Gallery 964 at time of writing. Girls of the Met is a column that looks at how the Metropolitan Museum of Art is representing girls in their collections, using items that are publicly on view,...

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Girls of the Met: Young Girl Bathing

Girls of the Met: Young Girl Bathing

“Young Girl Bathing” by Auguste Renoir, 1892. On view in Gallery 961 at time of writing. Girls of the Met is a column that looks at how the Metropolitan Museum of Art is representing girls in their collections, using items that are publicly on view, and how we can...

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