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Melbourne is getting Australia's first women's museum

Her Place Australian Women's Museum

First a pop-up, then hopefully a permanent museum. That's the aim of Her Place – a Victorian organisation dedicated to setting up a physical space that celebrates and inspires Australian women. 

This Monday (May 16), the Town Hall Room at the Melbourne Town Hall will become home to the Her Place pop-up exhibition. Inside, visitors will hear the stories of nine incredible women from Australia's past and present, including brave World War Two nurse Vivian Bullwinkel (pictured), Australia's first female pilot Deborah Lawrie and homelessness activist Rebecca Scott. 

According to the Her Place website, these stories will be told through multimedia exhibits, text and objects. 

But that's not all: during the pop-up, Her Place will run a series of feminist talks and discussions. Highlights include What Feminism Means to Young Women (2-3.30pm. Sat May 21) and Why do we need a Women's Museum? (2-3.30pm. Sun May 22).

If all goes to plan, Her Place will become a permanent fixture somewhere in Melbourne. Show your interest by visiting the Facebook event page.

Her Place will run from May 16-June 3, 10am-5pm daily.

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