4pm - 7pm
You are warmly invited to join us for the official opening of our upcoming exhibition and accompanying short talks with curators and speakers.
Electric Generations explores the themes of fear, functionality, and freedom in how electricity was received and understood by different generations and communities across Ireland. This includes the diaspora groups settling in England during the twentieth century, from those who encountered electricity for the very first time to those who were taking it for granted by the second half of the century. Featuring previously unseen archival material from the Electricity Supply Board and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, as well as early electrical appliances produced by Manchester company, Pifco, the exhibition examines the initial reception of electricity in everyday lives, as people puzzled to make sense of this new invisible power in their homes.
We are delighted to be joined at the official opening by the exhibition's curatorial team - Ciara Meehan, Owain Davies and Ceri Houlbrook (Univ. of Herts), Katrina Navickas (Univ of Herts), Maurice O Keefe (Irish Life and Lore), Deirdre McParland (ESB Archives).
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