Cherchez la femme… at the museum!

To mark International Women's Day, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum has added an audio tour about women in the history of the city and the country to its mobile application accompanying the permanent exhibition.

The Lëtzebuerg City Museum's free mobile application, which guides visitors through the museum's permanent exhibition, has just been enhanced with a thematic audio tour on the history of women ("History is Herstory", in French, German and English): comprising 10 episodes, it follows the exhibition's chronology, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and allows visitors to go in search of the women present (or hidden) in the various historical contexts.

The tour begins with the mythical mermaid Mélusine, followed by Countess Ermesinde and her charter of franchise for the city of Luxembourg in 1244, women artisans and shopkeepers inside the fortress, nuns serving the poor and sick, Luxembourg's grand duchesses from 1912 onwards, workers and domestic servants in the 19th century, bourgeois housewives, the introduction of universal suffrage in 1919 with the accession to the throne of Grand Duchess Charlotte, the different destinies of women under Nazi occupation, and finally the post-war period and recent developments in women's rights.

The application can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).