“Creative Women" exhibits inventions by Swedish women and includes both world-renowned, patented inventions and less well-known products that solve practical problems.
The National Museum of Science and Technology's exhibition “The Inventions of Women", produced in 2006, attracted much attention and is now on tour abroad as “Creative Women". It will be on show in Belarus in 2010 and Ukraine in 2011.
In 2010 and 2011, an exhibition entitled “Creative Women" will be on show in Eastern Europe and the Balkans in collaboration with the Swedish Institute. Its aims are the same as the Swedish version: to promote entrepreneurship, among women in particular, and stimulate women' s and girls' interest in science and technology. It is also part of the Swedish Institute's initiatives to promote democracy in these regions. The exhibition tour opened on 25 March 2010 in Gomel in Belarus.
Based on inventions by women, it presents and discusses the following:
The exhibition´s main message is that all people are creative in the contexts in which they operate. Using objects, it aims to tell the story of the problem the invention solves, the circumstances of the inventor and the end result. The exhibition presents several areas within which women inventors/innovators have contributed in particular, what drives women to solve problems, and women who serve as examples in history and their contexts. The exhibition also asks questions about why interest in technology differs between boys and girls.
“Creative Women" will be on show at museums, cultural centres and other locales where there is an organisation able to receive travelling exhibitions. It will also be shown in collaboration with local trade and industry. The exhibition includes just over 40 inventions. Each invention is presented digitally on touch screens with an image and text. The Swedish Institute intends to produce a simple object list/catalogue and learning guide in each local language.
Gomel: 25 March — 23 April
Minsk: 29 April — 6 June
Kharkiv: 21 September — 20 October
Lviv (approx.) 26 October — 22 November
The Swedish Institute will be organising programs, seminars and workshops at each location. The contemporary inventors represented in “Creative Women" will also participate in the openings, sharing their experiences.
Senast uppdaterad: 2011-04-05
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