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Megan O’Mahony (she/her) is a consultant and AHRC-funded PhD student at the London School of Economics and Political Science, in partnership with Imperial War Museums.
Her doctoral research looks at how museums and memorials represent (and do not represent) the subject of conflict-related sexual violence. More broadly, Megan’s interests lie in feminist museum practice, public memory in post-conflict settings, and collaborative approaches across the heritage and human rights sectors.
Previously, Megan has worked at London’s Science Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Feminist Museum Practice and the Misnomer of ‘Hidden’ Histories
How does my feminism change the way I work in museums? What is the place of feminist activism in museums in 2022? Is it even possible for museums to be feminist? If these questions are familiar to you, then please join us for this talk and discussion about what we mean by a ‘feminist museum practice’, and how it can help us to interrogate and reflect upon gendered, intersectional power imbalances that exist at the very heart of our institutions.
Please be aware that this talk contains discussions of sexual and gender-based violence, as well related artwork that viewers may find upsetting. The presenter gives a verbal warning before these images are shown.