David Bonnett is an architect whose work features in our exhibition in partnership with the V&A Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design. He is also disabled himself and so brings personal experience to the creation of inclusive design.
What is it like gathering oral histories relating to deaf and disabled people for M Shed’s archive? – and what new perspectives do you discover that may not be in the ‘official’ historical record? Kate Phillips and Grace Morgan-Tait find out.
As part of our Blind School exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool, we’ve run a tactile printmaking workshop, storytelling sessions, a symposia aimed at museum professionals and a Young Archaeologists’ Club session.
Museums still have a long way to go in representing and making provision for disabled people – but there are some good news stories and there are simple, as well as ‘ambitious’ changes that all museums can make.