What’s Your Type: Typewriters and Textiles

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Date(s) - Sunday, January 5, 2020
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

QE Park Community and Cultural Centre


This exhibit pairs typewriters and sewing machines produced between 1875 and 1975. Both devices have been predominantly associated with women throughout history. These are part of the Oakville Museum’s permanent collection and were donated, in the vast majority, by women.

The pairing of the instruments provokes questions about the status of work tools used by women and how the devices may help tell the stories of the women who owned and used them. Interesting facts emerge about the technological advances, societal roles and design history of the tools as material objects.