Snapping the Stiletto : Essex Women – Adversity, Adventure and Aspiration.
“A touring exhibition that features a signed letter from Gandhi to social reformer and twice Nobel Peace Prize Nominee from Loughton, Muriel Lester (on loan from the Bishopsgate Institute). Shoes on display – worn and owned by Essex women with fascinating stories – also include sportswomen Emma Hollis and Sally Gunnell.
Crucial roles for women
Volunteers worked with 11 museums and discovered stories of women campaigning for the vote, improved health and welfare services, and animal welfare. They learnt about the crucial roles women played in wartime, women who ran successful businesses and the many women working at engineering firms in the county.
‘Snapping the Stiletto’ is a county-wide project, by Essex County Council. They received a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund to deliver the project in partnership with museums across the county, Essex Record Office, and the University of Essex.”
The exhibition is on at :
Epping Forest District Museum January 12th to March 16th 2019
The Museum of Power May 8th to 30th June 2019
Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend July 6th to September 6th 2019
Chelmsford Museum September 14th to November 3rd 2019
Hollytrees, Colchester November 9th 2019 to January 19th 2020