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Julie Bishop donates red shoes to democracy museum

Julie Bishop is donating her iconic, red, satin shoes to the Museum of Australian Democracy. (AAP)

Julie Bishop is gifting the iconic pair of red satin heels she wore to her final press conference as foreign minister to the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Former foreign minister Julie Bishop is donating the spectacular red sparkly shoes she wore while announcing her resignation to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

The striking pair of red satin block heels, contrasted against a sea of black footwear, symbolised the Liberal Party's issue with female representation in federal parliament.

"The shoes were seen as a bold statement and a symbol of solidarity end empowerment among Australian women," the museum said in a statement on Monday.

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