Museum Europäischer Kulturen
Some 2 billion people in the world menstruate. An additional 1.5 billion have had or will have their periods. Nevertheless, menstruation is considered a taboo topic.
Many of the physical processes related to menstruation have only been rudimentarily researched. Individual physicians, activists and entrepreneurs have been attempting to counteract this situation for decades. Menstruation has been part of the public discussion for about 10 years now. Women publish period manifestos, campaign against period poverty, inadequate care and information, develop new menstrual products, and post their experiences under hashtags such as #periodpositivity and #menstruationmatters.
The exhibition presents a history of pragmatism and utopias, of inventiveness and activism. It brings together historical and brand new menstrual products, unfurls the discourse and debates over the last decades through objects, interviews, music, film and art, and provides space for the voices of menstruators.
A special exhibition of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Address / Getting there
partially wheelchair accessible
Bus: U Dahlem-Dorf, Limonenstraße, Domäne Dahlem
Strollers and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the ticket desk.
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
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