The exhibit will open its doors on 4 November
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY VAGINA MUSEUM
If you’re looking to spend an afternoon dedicated to vaginas, you’re in luck! The Vagina Museum is reopening on 4 November in its new location on Poyser Street, Bethnal Green. Enter the world’s first brick-and-mortar museum dedicated to vaginas and see their new exhibit Endometriosis: Into The Unknown.
Produced in collaboration with Oxford EndoCare and the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Endometriosis: Into The Unknown takes you through the basics of endometriosis to the cutting edge of research, exploring myths and the reality of living with the condition along the way.
Florence Schechter, Director of the Vagina Museum, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be opening our doors to the world once again. We love a big opening! The new Vagina Museum home is bigger and better than ever before, and we can’t wait for you to visit.”
“Over the next few months, you’ll be enjoying exciting events as well as our crucial exhibition, Endometriosis: Into the Unknown. Raising awareness of endometriosis has been a common request from our community since the Vagina Museum project began, and we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the Oxford research group to make this a reality.”
Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition where cells similar to the lining of the uterus are found in other parts of the body outside of the uterus. It can create chronic pain and fertility issues for those who have it. 190 million people in the world have endometriosis, making this exhibit more important than ever to be displayed to raise awareness and understanding.
Brian Mackenwells, Public Engagement Officer for the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics said: “From the first meeting, we have all been on the same page about the importance of this topic and the importance of amplifying the voices of the people with endometriosis that our researchers work with every day. We count ourselves extremely lucky to be able to work with an organisation as thoughtful and engaged as the Vagina Museum, and cannot wait for everyone to see the exhibition.”
In November, the ground floor will be open to members of the public giving you access to the exhibition, events space, gift shop and cafe.
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