Interarts has launched its Birth Cultures website. The project aims at contributing to preserve and transmit, through arts and culture, knowledge and practices around birth and maternity, understood as a constitutive element of European intangible cultural heritage.
The Birth Cultures website offers all the main information about the project, including the travelling exhibition and participatory activities, such as the Birthcafés, round tables, co-creation workshops that will take place throughout its implementation with the aim of encouraging different audiences (expecting parents, health workers, migrant women etc.) to take part, share their stories and exchange on topics related to birth and maternity.
Despite the current difficult situation, the Birth Cultures project partners remain hard at work. The Frauenmuseum (Women’s Museum) Hittisau will open its doors for the Birth Cultures exhibition on 4th July. The exhibition is built around historical and contemporary narratives about birth cultures. Here is a sample of the contents of the upcoming exhibition.
The project partners are: Interarts (Spain), Frauenuseum Hittisau (Austria), Frauenmuseum Merano (Italy) and the Gender Museum (Ukraine), in association with the International Association for Women’s Museums (IAWM), the European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management (ECCOM) and the Birth Cafes Campaign. It is co-funded by the European Union under the Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020).