This is the first in what I expect to
be a series of exhibitions dedicated to the idea of Women and Machinery.
It is now common knowledge that women are capable of using technology,
machinery, and other basic tools which, until recently, have been associated
mostly with men. Since the early 1800s women have been using machinery
in the industrial occupations that were open to them at this time. Women
were employed in the manufacture of anchors, boats, furniture, leather,
silversmith work, iron nails, cotton mills, and several other jobs.Despite
their contributions, women tend to be "invisible" actors in
development. As a result, their contribution is poorly understood and
often underestimated. Women and Machinery is aiming to portray the natural
concept of women and their grasp of technology.