Hi! I’m Anaïs. I was born in France but I’ve been living in London since 2013. I studied history and journalism and volunteered in a few museums in France and the UK. I have studied eighteenth-century French history – with a particular interest in gender history, theatre, colonial history and literature – published a couple of articles and co-edited a book with Dr Clare Siviter, Celebrity Across the Channel, 1750-1800.
I am an avid reader, I love going to the theatre, to the movies or simply out with friends. I am currently working in a completely unrelated field at a charity, but I would love to find a position in communications, sharing exciting news and offering a better visibility for a cause I care about.
Every time I am going on holiday, I do my best to discover new museums, but my all-time favourite is the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin. I have been there twice and I have been impressed both times by the majestic displays and the beauty of the Ancient Near Eastern architecture and art. I am – unoriginally – fond of the mesmerizing bust of Nefertiti and the impressive Pergamon Altar. I always had a fascination for ancient cultures and this museum made me feel closer to a mysterious past.
A few months ago, my seven year old niece told me that she could not be a doctor because doctor are male. One of the biggest issues girls I know are facing seems to be the rampant misogyny and patriarchal system that make them believe that they are less than men. I believe it is by knowing our past, the challenges our gender faced and what women can do, that we can ensure a better future for girls.
– Anaïs Pedron
Girl Museum Inc.