Unmasked: Celebrating nursing and midwifery, Victoria and beyond
“This exhibition marks the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020 and pays tribute to the nurses and midwives of Victoria and beyond.
It draws on 230 years of midwifery and nursing’s vast history and contemporary stories to acknowledge the immeasurable and collective contribution of nurses and midwives to Australian health care.
Six intersecting themes underpin the exhibition, and twelve practitioners are featured as past and present exemplars of their profession.
Through a combination of thematic interpretation and personal histories, Unmasked delivers fresh perspectives of nurses and midwives in clinical practice settings, in civilian and military roles, in policy, business, activism and advocacy. Across the board, it honours nurses and midwives, and their immense commitment to humanity.
Unmasked is presented by Her Place Women’s Museum Australia in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Safer Care Victoria and is supported by the Victorian Branch, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation. This exhibition was made possible with funding from the Victorian Government.”