“We’re planning to have temporary exhibitions, including one about the history of period products which I plan to call ‘A Period In Time’, which will change every six months,” she says, “and we will probably have another small permanent exhibition on what The Vagina Museum is and why it is needed.”
Eventually, Florence hopes to move The Vagina Museum into a large space where they can host permanent exhibitions: “I’m recognising this is about ten years down the line, but we plan on having four permanent galleries: Science, Culture, History and Society,” she says.
“Science will be about anatomy, health, sexuality, childbirth, contraception, menstruation, menopause and so on,” Florence explains, “where you can learn the facts as there’s so much misinformation out there.”
“Culture is about representations in art, music, books, those sorts of things,” she continues, “Society is about the vagina’s place in our society, the language we use, religious rights, legislation, those sorts of things. The History is period products, gynaecological medicine, the history of sex work and so on.”
The Vagina Museum will be inclusive of everyone with vaginas. By including trans and non-binary people on the museum’s advisory board and by making sure all marketing and print materials use inclusive, non-gendered language, the museum will ensure that everyone feels welcome and included.