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Les Femmes et la Ville : histoire des femmes à Marseille des origines à nos jours

Les Femmes et Marseille

Women and Citizenship : A Walk through History

This exhibition is a collection of lively colourful panels showing key women, most of whom are Marseillaise, and the city streets and buildings linked to their lives throughout the 26 centuries of the City's History.

The Promenade invites the visitor to walk in the footsteps of the women who contributed to public and historic events as citizens of the city. It brings together places and women who have marked the history of the oldest city in France and who have played a role long before they were recognized as citizens. It challenges the invisibility of women in public events and in the city landscape by offering an opportunity to discover the memorial plaques and streets celebrating their participation in civic affairs.

Grouped around six major themes, the Promenade begins with the foundation of Marseilles and ends in the mid-20th century (Founders, Heroines, Resistance Women, etc.). Using the opportunities and openings that their era offered, each contributed to the future and beauty of their city, either by working for recognition of women or by striving for freedom, even at the cost of their own life. Many of them were imbued with these strong values.

The Exhibition is made up of:

24 cloth banners measuring 2m x 0.8m, they can be rolled up for transportation and hung on nails or cords.

Presentation of 3 panels

Promenade citoyenne Promenade citoyenne Promenade citoyenne

Context and Arrangements for Loans

This exhibition was created for the 60th Anniversary of Universal Suffrage (Right to Vote for Women) in France by Hélène Echinard, Curator of this exhibition.

It is available free of charge from the City of Marseilles by submitting a request, indicating the site and dates for its display, to: Direction Générale de la Communication, Palais du Pharo, 13007 Marseilles (Call also to Mr Olivier Weyer 00 33 4 91 14 64 10, who is responsible for storage of the exhibition).

You should also contact H. Echinard before planning the exhibition: