Represent! Voices 100 Years On at the People’s History Museum

Main Image: Placard from the 2017 Manchester Women's March - People's History Museum

The People’s History Museum (PHM) Represent! Voices 100 Years On, which will be one of the leading ways the national museum of democracy marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act (1918)

The Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition will take the form of a feminist zine that not only tells how the right to vote was won, but will also look at representation today and ask challenging questions about how far we’ve come in the last one hundred years and whether people feel they are represented.

“2018 presents us with the opportunity to reflect on this breakthrough for equality and look at where we have come in the last 100 years,” said Jenny Mabbott, Head of Collections at the People’s History Museum. “Having an understanding of the stories and sacrifices of those in the past gives us a greater insight into the ongoing fights for representation and equality. 2018 at the People’s History Museum will be about participation, starting these conversations and letting people’s voices be heard.”

Represent! Voices 100 Years On, will compliment the museum’s current exhibits dedicated to telling the story of the fight for votes for women, which include a recreation of suffragette Hannah Mitchell’s kitchen. On public display for 2018 is a banner collection dedicated to telling the story of how people have fought for representation and the Wonder Women 2018 radical feminist festival will take place across the city of Manchester throughout March and is programmed by PHM.

Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition runs from Saturday 2 June 2018 to Sunday 3 February 2019.