The Feminist Library invites you to join in the exploration, and making, of herstory.
Browse some of the fascinating material that makes up the archive, explore DIY culture and knowledge-sharing, and challenge the dominant norms to make space for other voices. Chat with some of the volunteers who keep the library running and learn about its unique history and its importance as a place for dialogue in the past, present and future.
This event is programmed by the Feminist Library, a Tate Exchange Associate.
About the Feminist Library
Originally known as the Women’s Research and Resources Centre (WRRC), the Feminist Library was set up in 1975, at the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement, a time of intense political campaigning and lively collective organising. The founding members of the Feminist Library were keen to record and document the movement and preserve its history. The Library evolved and developed, alongside the movement, to become an information service and meeting place, with an active drive for inclusion and accessibility. Since the Library’s beginnings, it has provided a place where women could network and educate themselves, and has become a contact point for visitors locally, nationally and internationally.
Today the Library continues its drive for inclusion and accessibility. The Library welcomes visitors of any gender, does not require registration or membership, and provides a non-sectarian space for the exploration of feminism.
The Library is run and managed by a non-hierarchical collective. Members of the collective have collaborated to contribute to the programme for Tate Exchange.