Gammera Nest is a videogame development studio aimed at disseminating knowledge about art, culture and heritage. Understanding the video game as a possible means for co-creation, reflection and the transmission of ideas, they bet on it as a new way of supporting the #SaveGenderMuseum campaign. Thus, VONA was born. VONA is the result of a long collaborative process in which more than twenty people, from Ukraine and Spain, have participated in vindicating the museum’s discourse and underlining the importance of its survival. Near the end of the development of the game and waiting for its publication, Gammera Nest sponsors the month of November, valuing the immense importance of keeping the Gender Museum open and full of life.
WHAT IS #SaveGenderMuseum?
An international campaign to help saving Kharkiv’s Gender Museum (Ukraine) which is in imminent danger of closing due to the current situation of the country.
WHO ORGANIZES IT?
#SaveGenderMuseum is a project managed by spanish visual artist María (Pimienta) Sánchez within the framework of her European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Ukraine, in direct collaboration with Kharkiv’s GENDERMUSEUM: Тatiana Isaeva (Museum Director) and Mariya Chorna (Museum Designer), with many others who are voluntarily participating by assisting in the development of this initiative.
GENDERMUSEUM is the only museum about gender in the city, the single of the country. The single museum in a ex-former Soviet country, and the single Gender Museum in Eastern Europe.
We consider absolutely important to educate in equality the Ukrainian society even in a time of great difficulty, which is essential to bet on equal rights for all genders. The fight in this war must address all fronts and education of the population who are looking for change, requires minimum educational foundation to build a future.
Over 3000 pieces form Kharkiv’s Gender Museum Collection. At this time most have been stored in trunks to try to be preserved. The conditions of the museum are more than precarious and can not maintain or wiring for lack of funds to replace lamps rooms, making visits with the light of a candle or just to take advantage of the few hours of winter sun .
In January 2015 #SaveGenderMuseum starts with the aim to help surviving this modest museum which would have no choice but to close its doors if it doesn’t get the help needed. Time is now.
Basically, given the circumstances of Ukraine, #SaveGenderMuseum is designed to receive international aid of any person, association, collective or group that can support the Museum financially in order to collect the rent amount monthly and maintain its space without losing any piece of the collection.
#SaveGenderMuseum is an international online campaign, willing to reach every corner of the globe with the help of all, to save this referral center.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
#SaveGenderMuseum Wishes to gather people/groups that support culture, museums, art, history, education equality and equal society. Artists / managers / representatives / associations and cultural professionals, museum professionals, gender advocates and anyone interested, unimportant genrer. Any contribution is welcome and grateful for the museum team, which has already been working without getting any salary and maintaining the facilities by themselves.
WHAT’S THE GOAL?
#SaveGenderMuseum wants to find a host that would put down the monthly charge or raise the cost of a monthly rental of the venue; a total of €100 is needed. The person / group can engage directly with a financial contribution to cover the full amount, or join the campaign leading the collection of the month amount that would be under their name(s) to express our appreciation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
#SaveGenderMuseum Focuses on an online web platform built as a hub and different profiles on social networks, to achieve the greatest impact in public combining with local actions to involve territorial diffusion.
A wide selection of graphic material will be available on the web for download and use as a symbol of support for the campaign. Either direct support with a contribution or indirect, and also highly valued, helping in spreading activity.
Logos, banners, stickers, avatars, wallpapers and other materials are available to the public to download and disseminate. Paper piggy banks design, stickers, badges, posters or postcards to print at home to defend the initiative.
We intend to seek the commitment of society, international support, the involvement of the artistic and cultural community of museum professionals and anyone who wants to get involved in this cause.
HOW CAN I JOIN THE CAMPAIGN?
You can support #SaveGenderMuseum helping with the payment of the full monthly amount or leading the campaign for the month collective in your environment, location, group and contacts. We respect all those who wish to do it anonymously, but the main idea is to create an international professional network of contacts linked to museums’ field, art and culture, with Social Media presence, in order to give them maximum visibility as possible with all tools available.
In this web and in the web of the museum itself, we will find a space dedicated to the person / group that wants to take over, sharing a small bio, their profiles, statement or any information considered appropriate.
All the info in: savegendermuseum.com
Questions or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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>SPECIAL THANKS TO…
Alex Denysov (Scholkino, Crimea, Ukraine, 1993)
Daria Merkulova (Kharkov, Ukraine, 1991)
Eugenia Moroz ( Scholkino, Crimea, Ukraine, 1995)
Iryna Tehlivets (Boryslav, Ukraine, 1990)
Valery Musiyaka (Poltava, Ukraine, 1998)
Liubov Vasylivna Hryb (Rivne, Ukraine,1992)
Olesia Kornilova (Kharkov, Ukraine, 1993)
Daria Prydybailo (Kyiv, Ukraine, 1989)
Ganna Alokhina (Kiev, Ukraine, 1982)
Viktoriia Ivanova (Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1990)
Volodymyr Dudar (Ternopil, Ukraine, 1991)
Marina Lukianenko (Kharkov, Ukraine, 1990)
You can support us just by downloading and share our #SaveGenderMuseum design production. You are welcome to use campaign logo, stickers, posters etc. with QR-code and site address. You can find a download link below.
List of files:
- campaign logo;
- social avatars;
- poster A4;
- poster A3;