The project
Since 2018

Emakumeen Emaria

STARTING FROM AN INSPIRING EXPERIENCE

Women´s Legacy-Emakumeen Emaria came into being in Bizkaia, to coincide with European Heritage Days 2018. That year the programme focused on women’s contributions to cultural heritage, which marked a turning point in our approach to heritage.

The experience received the enthusiastic collaboration of museums, associations, local groups and institutions in the three provinces of the Basque Country. More than 500 meetings were organised between citizens and women’s cultural heritage.

We were not alone in exploring this theme: in 2018, England commemorated the centenary of women’s suffrage with the Extraordinary Women campaign run during its Heritage Open Days. Meanwhile, Ile-de-France has been running its own alternative to European Heritage Days for several years: the Journées du Matrimoine.

Women´s Legacy – Emakumeen Emaria

Our aspiration

Based on these inspiring experiences, Women´s Legacy-Emakumeen Emaria is aiming to be a Europe-wide platform for incorporating the gender perspective into interpreting our cultural heritage.

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