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Take our surveys, help us as we develop a work placement programme
Accentuate is planning a work placement project to increase the number of deaf and disabled people employed in museums. Help inform our plans by completing a short survey.
Toolkits for museums and heritage sites
Not sure where to start providing better access to your exhibitions? These toolkits helps museums and heritage sites make a better offer to deaf and disabled visitors.
Our Celebration document: an overview of three years of History of Place
Read our celebration document describing the achievements of History of Place over three years – and our plans to embed these successes in the cultural sector in the future.
Representing G B Bartlett: bringing alive a letter from the archives
How we brought alive the story of a 1928 resident of Chiswick House Asylum through a digital interactive story and a live event.
Explore the places
- Liverpool School for the Indigent Blind, Liverpool
The first place in the country to offer a home and training for blind people.
- Grove Road Housing Scheme, Sutton-in-Ashfield
Making a break for it: institutionalisation is no longer inevitable for disabled people.
- Guild of the Brave Poor Things, Bristol
Unfortunate name, genuine early empowerment for disabled people in Bristol.
- St Saviour’s Deaf Church, Acton
The only purpose-built church for deaf people ever to have been constructed.
- Chiswick House, London
New asylum models offering care, not fear and punishment.
- Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability, Teddington
The theatrical life for people with learning disabilities.
- The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate
Education and sea air at Margate.
- Maison Dieu, Faversham
When almshouses were England's NHS.
Uncover moments in history…
What we've been tweeting
Both of our very quick surveys: - one for museums - one for deaf and disabled people working in museums are now online here: historyof.place/take-our-surve…. Your insights will help us as we create a work placement programme for deaf/disabled ppl who want to become curators. Thanks!