Victorian Technocultures

This exhibition explores the co-productive relationship between technology and culture in the 19th century. With a focus on the cultural processes and products of invention, it highlights the contributions of women and their navigation of the patent system; examines the cutlery industry as a prime example of how technological innovation, mass-production, international trade and advertising aligned with class-led social aspirations and growing consumerism; and considers how new media technologies affected ideas about the dead and the ways Victorians sought connection with deceased loved ones.