Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Margaret Hartnett, Director of Education and Visitor Experience, San Diego Museum of Man
Rex Garniewicz, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man
For generations, people learned about different cultures through conflicts and war. Often times, the picture we came away with was one in which women stayed home, prepared the food and raised the children. But now, micro-industries are showing the world what women have been creating for centuries - intricate folk art, and hand-crafts that both create and preserve a community's cultural heritage.
A new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man features the works of 10 women-led artisan projects from around the world. The exhibit is called: Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities.