The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls.
This museum initiates the ordinary” object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl. The Colored Girls Museum is headquartered in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its compliment of historic buildings and homes.
The Colored Girls Museum distinguishes herself by exclusively collecting, preserving, honoring, and decoding artifacts pertaining to the experience and herstory of colored girls. This museum shall serve as a clearinghouse of multidimensional arty-facts, objects and information about Colored Girls:
equal parts research facility, exhibition space, gathering place and think tank.
This Colored Girls Museum is the first institution of its kind, which considers memoir, in any form, as well as objects of personal and historic significance, as evidence with empirical value.
Beginning March 2018, The Colored Girls Museum will partner with The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture to co-create an immersive museum experience in virtual reality. Combining photogrammetry, archiving, oral history and the latest webVR technologies, we intend to create an exact replica of the museum in Germantown that will be accessible to audiences around the world. We will also build out meeting spaces for arts and culture groups, a theater for film screenings and live performance, and a museum gift shop where artists can sell their work. We will offer a schedule of tours for school groups and nonprofit organizations, sample lesson plans and maker toolkits. This is next generation arts engagement -- for everyone.
We are forming an advisory group of creative, scholarly women of color (aka badass cultural futurists), and are inviting tech partners, funders and sponsors to support a collaborative global creative process, leading to the launch of The VR Colored Girls Museum experience.
For more information, and to get involved, contact Wendy Levy at The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, firstname.lastname@example.org.