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The Heroines Collection

By 22nd September 2022April 5th, 2023No Comments

The Collection

At the end of 2021, we started collecting objects, prints and ephemera for the Heroines Collection that forms the core of our museum.  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.

In April 2022, we became the sole custodians of the archive of Elisabeth Buchmeyer Lewis.  Objects from her archive will be exhibited from 1st October.

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 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  We can even supply the glass cabinets …

Heroines Quarter

1-3 The Promenade, The Eastgate, Gloucester, GL1 1AG

Based in the heart of Gloucester, the Heroines Quarter is a contemporary space where we host exhibitions, hold our collection, run workshops, screenings, talks, as well as informal gatherings. We’d love for you to visit us!

Help support our work by texting 100H to 70085 to donate £5.

Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message. Thank you!