Public Record Office Victoria and Her Place Women's Museum Australia present the online panel talk "Women’s history beyond stereotypes" as part of International Women's Day 2021. #ChoosetoChallenge
Tickets are free but registration is essential.
This year the focus is on nursing and midwifery, an acknowledgement of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020, delayed by COVID-19. Penelope Lee, Her Place Board Director and co-curator of 'Unmasked: celebrating Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria and beyond' will be joined by curator Dr Madonna Grehan from The University of Melbourne, a nurse, midwife, and historian, and contributor Professor Odette Best from the University of Southern Queensland, a nurse and historian. They will discuss the surprising breadth and depth of this complex field of women’s history and work, reflected in the exhibition 'Unmasked' and how new interpretations can challenge stereotypical narratives of history.
'Unmasked: celebrating Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria and beyond' runs from 3 March - 1 April 2021 at Her Place Museum and features digital records from the collection of Public Record Office Victoria.