Contact

The team

 

Esther Fox

estherI am the Head of the Accentuate Programme which provides opportunities for deaf and disabled people to participate and lead in the Cultural Sector.  We’ve spent two years developing History of Place as part of our series of projects and I’m delighted to see the activity that’s now taking place.  Over the next two years, amongst other things, I will be working with our national partners, The Museum of Liverpool, M Shed in Bristol and the V&A London to deliver a series of nationally significant exhibitions.  As a disabled person myself, I’m passionate about uncovering this relatively hidden history. See the stories I’ve uncovered.

Email: esther.fox@accentuateuk.org

Francesca Lashmar

Francesca LashmarI am Project Manager for History of Place, I have a background in heritage education and interpretation.  This includes developing and delivering sessions, events and projects for a wide audience in castles, stately homes, secret tunnels and festivals.  I love history because I am nosey. Check my blog to see what I’ve been doing.

Email: francesca.lashmar@accentuateuk.org

Grace Swordy

Grace Swordy

I am the Accentuate History of Place project coordinator based in Bristol. With a background in history and heritage exploration for arts projects, I have worked on interactive events, creative installations and delivered workshops for young people and community groups in Bristol, Devon, London, Barcelona and more. With a keen interest in exploring deaf and disabled people’s experiences through history and interpreting life in Bristol, I am very excited to be on this important journey. See what I’ve discovered so far.

Email: grace.swordy@accentuateuk.org

Kerry Massheder-Rigby

Kerry Massheder-Rigby

Project Coordinator based in Liverpool for History of Place, I have a background in Community Heritage, Historical Archaeology and Oral History.  This includes supporting community members to excavate, record, research and find out more about their heritage.  I love finding out why places are meaningful to people. Look at the journey I’ve been taking.

Email: kerry.massheder-rigby@accentuateuk.org

Charlotte Kingston

Charlotte Kingston

I’m the curator of the three exhibitions that will take place across the country in partnership with the MSHED in Bristol, the Museum of Liverpool and the V&A in London. I am working across all three exhibitions to develop and plan the interpretation, select objects and images and create compelling stories that will change minds and reveal new histories about deaf and disabled people and their relationship with the built environment.

Kate Smith

I am the project’s web editor.  Now a freelance, I’ve previously worked for the British Council and Museum of London.  For a decade, I have been interested in and worked on projects to uncover histories which have been hidden or overlooked. I’m also interested in cultural policy, environmentalism and cycling.

Email: editor@historyof.place