What a genderful world
On display from 11 October 2019

What a Genderful World

Gender is a hot topic: gender-free toilets, Dutch Railways with ‘Dear Travellers', and no boys or girls labels in the HEMA stores. But did you know that what we see as masculine or feminine is largely culturally determined? In a festival-like setting, dive into the world of gender and discover how this is expressed and experienced worldwide. 

On Fiji policemen wear a skirt. Pink has only been a girls’ colour since the 1950s in the West. He and she do not exist in the Turkish language. And in Mexico there is a third gender besides male and female: muxe. Experience these and more in the exhibition with objects from the museum collection, photographic art, fashion and personal stories. 

Experience it yourself  
So get going, we challenge you! Hit a punch bag and show your strength. Plunge into a ball pit of boobs that gets you thinking about power. Or do a photo shoot to become aware of what is typically a ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ pose. 

Welcome to What a Genderful World! 
From 11 October 2019 until 23 August 2020 

The exhibition asks you seven questions. Want to know more? Click further on this page. 

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Muxe

Gender without borders? 

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Muxe

Who has power here? 

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Foto credit: Zapoteeks; Mexico; Mario Patiño; 2015; model Lukas Avendaño

What do you think about this? 

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Muxe: a third gender 

Does your body determine your gender? 

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Pauze

How ought you to behave? 

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Plan your visit

The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

Foto credit: Korea; The Pink and Blue Projects; JeongMee Yoon; 2006-2008  

How do you become a gender? 

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Muxe

Playful with gender? 

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