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March 8, 2013

Online art museum highlights Muslim women

"Muslima" launches for International Women's Day.
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Leila Shawa via muslima.imow.org [CROPPED]
"Hands of Fatima" by Laila Shawa, included in the International Museum of Women's online exhibition.

To mark International Women's Day, the International Museum of Women launched "Muslima: Muslim Women's Art and Voices", a free, online exhibit featuring multimedia works from artists spanning the globe. In addition to traditional gallery pieces, the exhibit features interactives including a profile of Azizah Magazine editor Tayyibah Taylor, infographics about women's participation in US mosques, and interviews with leading women's rights advocates.

The initiative prides itself on being interactive and has partnered with the Women’s Museum in Denmark, the Ayala Museum in the Philippines, and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization in the UAE, to promote forty specific artists as 'Muslima Ambassadors'. It also includes an open call for submissions from the public and will update the gallery's content on a rolling basis.
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