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Battle! A Century of Women’s Suffrage

Badge of the Dutch Suffrage Association, owned by mrs. Geertruida Margaretha Hartsema from Hoogkerk. Groninger Museum
Badge of the Dutch Suffrage Association, owned by mrs. Geertruida Margaretha Hartsema from Hoogkerk. Groninger Museum
Saturday 20 April 2019 to Sunday 15 September 2019
Badge of the Dutch Suffrage Association, owned by mrs. Geertruida Margaretha Hartsema from Hoogkerk. Groninger Museum
Badge of the Dutch Suffrage Association, owned by mrs. Geertruida Margaretha Hartsema from Hoogkerk. Groninger Museum © Photograph Marten de Leeuw

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the law granting women in the Netherlands the right to vote, which passed after years of activism. This major exhibition looks back on the suffragists’ battle. The Association for Women’s Suffrage, founded in 1894, had chapters even in the smallest Dutch villages. The movement was a worldwide one, and Dutch activists played an important part in the fight. This exhibition tells the story of its regional and national leaders through paintings, banners, photographs, cartoons and other documents, while showing how the struggle for equality continues today.