01 Sep 2018

Wall of Women

Extraordinary Women poster and key

This ‘Wall of Women’ visualises just some of the hundreds, if not thousands, of Extraordinary Women who were celebrated as part of Heritage Open Days 2018. The images were collated from women featured in some of the year’s events, as well as direct suggestions by members of the public.

View the poster here or download a copy below.

Behind each of these women lies an incredible story. From racing driver, Violette Cordery, who broke multiple long distance records, to public health advocate, Kitty Wilkinson, who saved many from cholera, these women have inspired, amazed and surprised us.

The blank portraits represent the many women for whom we have been unable to find an easily-accessible image, which in itself speaks volumes about how frequently the achievements of women have been overlooked, both in the past and the present.