International Museum of Women is a groundbreaking social change museum that inspires global action, connects people across borders and transforms hearts and minds. This innovative twenty-first century museum features global online exhibitions, historical timelines, cultural programs, and a multi-language, multi-national active online community. The online community of the International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.) is a global, multi-lingual platform with 8,000 registrants from 177 countries. I.M.O.W.’s robust social networking tools allow artists, advocates, educators and women young and old to come together, dialogue about important issues, share their work and lives, and inspire action towards a better world.

The I.M.O.W. platform supports English, Arabic, French and Spanish, and its interactive tools integrate seamlessly with the online exhibitions. Following the museum’s message of exhibiting change, individuals and organizations can create visually engaging profiles; send private messages; upload images and files; tag, comment and rate exhibition stories; participate in forum discussions; post events to the community calendar; “curate” a mini-exhibition within their profile by selecting favorites; recommend action opportunities; and submit content to the online exhibitions. Educators can also use the tools to create a custom learning experience for students to explore exhibition content, engage in discussions with visitors from all over the world, and even submit their own creative work to the exhibitions.

Together, I.M.O.W.’s global online community and award-winning online exhibitions are supporting the museum’s mission to value the lives of women around the world and to amplify their voices through technology.

Project Name: Website redesign and re-brand, which included the 2008 online exhibition “Women, Power and Politics,” and building the MUSE award-winning multilingual online community of 8,000 women from 170 countries.
Project Date: September 2007 – March 2008
Role: Web Project Manager
Agency: Mediatrope
Platform: Proprietary CMS
Website: www.imow.org