Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Annette Mbaye D'Erneville's work was prepared when Annette Mbaye D'Erneville was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Annette Mbaye D’Erneville’s Le Musée de la Femme Henriette Bathily on the island of Gorée in the harbor of Dakar was the first women’s museum in Africa. The idea of a women’s museum focusing on issues pertaining to women of that particular area of Africa where the museum is located (vs. “African women”) has been copied in a permanent museum in Mali and the theme has been reprised in traveling exhibitions around the world.
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