Florence Schechter

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Florence Schechter is the director and founder of the Vagina Museum. Her background is in science communication and she has a degree in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. Since it opened in 2019 in Camden Market, the Vagina Museum has been covered in international news from The New York Times to The Lancet to TIME magazine to even appearing in a joke in SNL's Weekend Update. The Museum relocated to Bethnal Green in 2022, and since its founding has received over 150,000 visitors. She has presented at a number of conferences around the world about her work in activist museums. She has spoken about Vs everywhere, from the British Library, Science Museum, Royal Institution, The Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate Modern, to name a few. She came highly commended in the Women of the Future Awards 2017 in the arts and culture category for her work in the museum sector, won a Sexual Freedom Award in 2019 and was nominated for the Rising Star of the Year award by DIVA in 2020. Her debut book, "V: An empowering celebration of the vulva and vagina" is being published by Penguin Random House in March 2023.