Heroines Collection

Objects Photographs Become a Patron Museum on Demand

The Collection

At the end of 2021, we started collecting objects and prints for the Heroines Collection.  Each object relates to an artist’s practice in some way, and the stories attaching to the objects provide a unique insight into the work of the Heroines.

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.

Objects & Stories

Poster from 2010 Berlin Exhibition depicting Hannah Höch, Cut with the Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany, collage, mixed media, 1919–1920 (Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen, Berlin)
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Become a Museum Patron

We are extremely grateful to all those who have donated objects for the collection.  If you’d like to support the Heroines and our collection, please consider becoming a patron and buying a work to donate.  For further information and to learn about the benefits you’ll gain in return for your contribution, email hello@hundredheroines.org or call Del on 07831 487606.  Thank you!

Museum on Demand

The Collection launched with the exhibition Object. Artefact. Photograph, curated by Zelda Cheatle at the Grange Museum & Gallery, Rottingdean in November 2021.  This was our first Museum on Demand initiative.  For further information about hosting the collection in your museum or gallery, email hello@hundredheroines.org.  We can even supply the glass cabinets …

Felicia Cronin Archive

We’re delighted to announce custodianship of the archive of Felicia Cronin. We came to know Felicia as an executrix of the estate of Elisabeth Buchmeyer-Lewis (whose archive was accessioned to our Collection in 2022), and only...

Red glass rose

Knife Rose: Renate Bertlmann

To coincide with the arrival of the Knife Angel – the National Monument for Serious Violence - we have acquired a Knife Rose, thanks to the support of the Stronger, Safer Gloucester Partnership...