Show Me the Money Political Economy from 1700 to present

A guest blog by WEA tutor Mark Krantz

 

Hogarth South Sea Bubble- Courtesy the Trustees of the British MuseumShow Me the Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present is the People’s History Museum latest changing exhibition. It shows how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media. From Hogarth’s 1721 painting of the South Sea Bubble, which depicts the ‘market’ as an evil wheel of fortune – to the Credit Crunch Lexicon by Simon Roberts which lists the vocabulary of the post 2008 economic crash; art has shaped the way we ‘imagine’ finance. The economics, history and politics that underpin the exhibition will be examined in a five week course from the Workers’ Educational Association in association with the People’s History Museum.

Course runs Friday 25 September – Friday 23 October, 1:00pm – 3:30pm. WEA tutor Mark Krantz will lead the course. For more details and to book a place,  please contact WEA on 0151 243 5340 or book online via WEA’s website.

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