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The Heroines Collection

By Forthcoming Event, Museum

From a birdcage salvaged from a skip to antique silk pyjamas, every item is imbued with meaning. The array of riches, both humble and profound, recount the stories of some of today’s most significant artworks. The Collection is an unusual way to learn more about the work of today’s outstanding women artists.

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100×100

By Activity, Exhibition, Project

Hundred Heroines and the Museum of Gloucester are looking for 100 Gloucester Heroines and we need your help!

From the front-line workers who have kept us going during the pandemic, to The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek – the 41st bishop of the city and the first woman to serve as a diocesan bishop in the Church of England – women in Gloucester have proven, on countless occasions, their indomitable, pioneering spirit.

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Lisl Ponger : Don Durito and the Master Narrative

By Photo Gloucester Archive

‘The calendar is made up of the past, for those at the top. So that it will stay that way, the powerful fill it up with statues, holidays, museums, homages, parades. That all serves the purpose of keeping the past in place; where things have already happened and not where they will happen,’ says Don Durito, a well-dressed, pipe smoking beetle from the Lacandon Maya jungle, who appointed Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatista Liberation Army to be his shield bearer.

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Jessie Tarbox Beals

By Featured, HHBLog, Historical Heroines, HPBlog

Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870 –1942), Canadian-born American photographer and photojournalist, was the first published female photojournalist in the United States and the first female night photographer. She documented Greenwich Village and the major figures and events of New York from the Victorian era up to the Depression.

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