Women of Tyneside - About

Celebrating women and girls

Women of Tyneside is a 2 year community project, funded by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) to celebrate and value women and girls.

We are exploring the collections across our museums and galleries to highlight and discuss important issues for women and girls today, 100 years after women first began to gain the right to vote. We want to challenge gender inequality and empower women to create change.

Participants are exploring our collections of art, history, archaeology and natural history to give objects new meanings and record their own personal interpretations in lots of creative ways. We are also collecting objects that represent women, in addition to these reinterpreted objects to form TWAM’s first Women’s Collection.

The main themes of our project are:

  • Activism
  • Opportunities and Aspirations
  • Body Image and Identity
  • Power and Influence
  • Women’s Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing

Email us on womenoftyneside@twmuseums.org.uk