Virtual Visits case 2 – Women’s Work

22 Nov

For those who can’t make a visit to All Work and Low Pay, those who’ve visited and want to take another look, and those who just can’t wait to see it; I’ll be posting up the exhibition booklet for each case.

Today’s case, the second of 11, is the big one. It’s what we call our ‘banner case’:  a floor to ceiling glass case taking up a whole wall of the exhibition space. We’ve packed it full with items and photos showing the array of jobs undertaken by women, including chain-making, hop-gathering, catering and electrical engineering. We’ve borrowed some lovely items from the Museum of English Rural Life, the Black Country Living Museum, the People’s History Museum, Alexandra Workwear, and some very kind private collectors who’ve lent us artefacts they’ve used in their work.

*Spoiler alert* These documents show the text and all the objects featured in the Women’s Work case of the exhibition. Don’t look yet if you’re intending to visit and want it to be a surprise. *Spoiler alert*

Download Women’s Work introduction

Download Women’s Work objects

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