What is it like being a girl in India?
Girls make up just over 48% of the over 1.2 billion people living in the sub-continent. Their family size, income, social class, religion and where they live has everything to do with shaping each girl’s’ existence.
This exhibition is comprised of artworks, photographs, and poetry by and about girls in India. These objects include works by artist Anjali Sinha, drawings and poems by Apne Aap girls, and other photographs, paintings, and artistic activities. Together, they provide a window into the general thoughts and spaces girls of India inhabit. Journey with us to uncover their stories.
The Power of She brings female deities from around the world into the limelight, focusing as much as possible on those that are lesser known in regions around the world. Discover the incredibly diverse heritage of female deities and how their mythologies have shaped girlhood around the world.
Better Together: Girl Groups explores the history, spread and purpose of female-only youth groups around the world. How and why did they begin? What activities do they do? What is their purpose in the 21st century? Through first-hand accounts, material culture, academic literature and case studies, we discover the importance of these organisations within select societies worldwide.
What was life like for a girl in Classical Greece and Rome?
Classical Greece and Rome are portrayed as the start of Western Civilization. During the period from 500 BCE to 250 CE, these civilizations flourished – bringing about achievements in fields like art, medicine, and philosophy that continue to influence us today. Evidence about young girls in these civilizations can readily be found. Yet many museums have yet to reveal their stories. In this exhibit, we bring the girls of Classical Greece and Rome to life – showing how their daily lives were similar and different, both from each other and from our modern lives. Travel back with us to these heralds of Western civilization, and discover the surprisingly complex lives of girls.