Exhibition Free Display

Email is D̶e̶a̶d̶

A playful and immersive display in partnership with Intuit Mailchimp to explore email’s transformational powers. With the acceleration of new technologies like artificial intelligence and new methods of connecting online, the display will ask: how will email shape our future?

What to expect

This free, interactive exhibition will explore how email’s impact goes far beyond simply being a communication tool and considers how it helps shape our work lives, relationships, cultures and economies.

Email is D̶e̶a̶d̶ will be an experience designed to prompt wider conversations about the future of communication. It will lead visitors through an engaging journey of the history of email from its embryonic beginnings in the 1970s to what the email experience might look like in 2070.

Every year, people debate the death of email and question its relevance as new forms of communication are developed. And yet, more than 50 years after its inception, email is used by over four billion people and remains the primary communication tool for the world’s businesses. In fact, 87% of marketing leaders say email is critical to their success.

As its design and function have evolved, email has outlived cultural movements, technological hardware, and countless trends proving not only its cultural relevance but also its functionality that continues to stand the test of time.


About Intuit Mailchimp

An email and marketing automations platform empowering millions of customers to grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support and inspiring content. It puts data-backed recommendations at the heart of marketing to engage customers across email, social media, landing pages and advertising. In 2021, Mailchimp was acquired by Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), the global financial technology platform that makes Intuit TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp.

Ticket information

This is a free display and you don't need a ticket to visit.

Visiting hours are Mon – Thu 10:00 to 17:00 and Fri – Sun 10:00 to 18:00 from 28 September. Saturday lates open until 20:45.

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Background image by Intuit Mailchimp.