The Vagina Museum aims to educate, inform people about gynecological anatomy, and provide a space in which to hear about and discuss the taboo subjects surrounding female bodies. The only giveaway is the discreet black and white sign above the black stable door. Inside the space is half given over to the gift shop and half for the exhibition space. There are the usual books, gift cards, stickers and badges, as well as a small but intriguing selection of vagina-themed jewelry.
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More surprising to visitors might be the statistics and facts displayed in the museum. For curator Creed, who has 10 years of experience in museums in the U. It has a rich events program planned, ranging from plays about enjoying sex while living with the medical condition of vaginismus, to a dinner in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, an internationally-observed day each year in memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Creed says there has already been interest from several schools about visits.
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The project began in March as a pop-up after director Florence Schechter discovered that there were plenty of penis museums — such as the Penis Museum in Iceland — but no such equivalent for the vagina. While digital collections exist, including the virtual Vagina Museum project from Austrian artist Kerstin Rajnar, this is the first ever bricks and mortar museum dedicated to the vagina and vulva. In addition to the exhibition — which is also available to view online — events and performances will take place in the space, including comedy, theatre shows, bingo, talks and a book club discussing feminist literature. The space also includes leaflets and information about vagina health as well as an outreach programme to support healthy sex and engage with medical professionals to provide better services for the trans and intersex communities.
Reykjavik has its penis museum and from this weekend London will have a vagina museum -- a place to tackle taboos and learn a little bit more about women's bodies. In the heart of Camden, a tourist center and hub of alternative culture in the north of the British capital, the sign for the "Vagina Museum" on an old barn door attracts a few curious glances. Nestled between shops selling vintage clothes and souvenirs, it is the first permanent museum in the world dedicated to this part of the female anatomy.