Talk Past event Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Invisible women: uncovering gendered history in the V&A’s early modern collections

What can we find if we look beyond the labels and investigate the life stories of the objects on display?

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Invisible women: uncovering gendered history in the V&A’s early modern collections photo

There’s a lot more to the gendered history of the V&A’s collections than you can read in the labels – if only you know how to look for it. We're joined by Kit Heyam, research fellow on ‘Gendering Interpretations’, a collaborative project between the V&A, Sweden’s Vasa Museum, and the universities of Plymouth and Lund, to help us do just that. Discover objects that tell the story of the gender pay gap in early modern sheep-shearing. Hear the story of the women who used classical mythology to fight for their right to education and meet the silenced indigenous Taino women of the Caribbean, all through beautiful pieces in our collection.