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2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970 which will act as the catalyst for recording the lives of Essex’s working-class, BAME and LGBTQ+ women whose experiences are underrepresented in museums. The project will also develop relationships between four museums, these being Maldon Museum in the Park, the Museum of Power, Saffron Walden Museum and Southend Museums Service, who will help target communities and preserve women’s experiences and encourage donations.

Essex County Council are currently recruiting for the post of Project Manager and Learning and Community Officer

“Snapping the Stiletto” is a National Heritage Lottery Funded 18 month project by Essex County Council, a follow on from the highly acclaimed first project which explored how Essex women’s lives have changed since 1918.

The project will once again work across Essex to make sure that women find local museums representative of their experiences and to build sustainable relationships between the museums and local communities, actively collecting oral histories and encouraging donations of objects and ephemera.

Keep up to date with the project please visit Explore Essex   and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Our partner museums and community organisations are:

There are lots of ways to get involved in “Snapping the Stiletto” and you can sign up as a volunteer at our Volunteer Makers site or offer to host the exhibition at your venue.



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