Electric Generations: The Story of Electricity in the Irish Home
2 October-2 December
Haigh Terrace, Level 3, dlr LexIcon
This exciting new exhibition examines the reception and
understanding of electricity across the twentieth century
through an array of advertisements, pamphlets, magazines and domestic objects.
The exhibition begins by exploring Fear in people’s initial reactions
to this new power, concerned that it could be harnessed to cause harm
to neighbours and enemies.
The next section, Functionality, focuses on the campaign for
popular acceptance of domestic electricity.
The final section, Freedom, illustrates how the electrical home was
marketed as desirable and empowering for women.
A collaboration between the University of Hertfordshire, ESB’s archives and
the Institution of Engineering and Technology Archives.
See associated exhibition events on Monday 16 October and Wednesday 15 November