Blog

Our volunteers have been working hard and having great adventures along the way. Browse the stories below or click on an individual image to see more from an individual volunteer.

David Bonnett talks about Inclusive Design

David Bonnett stands at a podium speaking

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.

A ‘society of friends’

Young woman listens to the Guild exhibition

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.

Rethinking disability, rethinking museums

woman in green jumper draws a picture symbolising the symposium

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.