Between the lines - How stay-at-home women earned a living 1900-1970
Sýningin Hjáverkin fjallar um hvernig konur hafa aflað tekna í hjáverkum samhliða skyldustörfum til að sjá sér og sínum farborða.
Women‘s contribution to society has long been underestimated and belittled. Over the centuries women have taken primary responsibility for the home and children; they have provided clothing and food, cared for the sick and elderly. The services and goods provided by women in the home have been unpaid, and hence they have not featured in economic statistics. This exhibition examines the world of women, and how they managed to earn an income as a “sideline“ to their work as housewives and mothers, in order to support themselves and their families. The ways that they did so reflect their ingenuity, resourcefulness, expertise, and skills.