In 2017 and 2018 History of Place will deliver three nationally significant temporary exhibitions united by a common narrative and purpose. The three exhibitions will speak to all audiences to show that the history of Deaf and disabled people is an important strand in understanding our common history and built heritage.
If you come to this symposium expecting traditional power-point presentations and panel debates you will be in for a surprise; instead experience creative happenings, visits by robots and an opportunity to be part of a Cultural Animation installation work. They will be performing a work in progress which uncovers the defiant voice of Fanny Fust,… Read more »
At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the display will focus on the design of a number of different buildings that have been shaped by the needs of deaf and disabled people, including a deaf church, a medieval almshouse, a contemporary architect-designed private house for a disabled client, a new vision for a mental… Read more »
At the Museum of Liverpool (MOL), the exhibition will focus on the Royal School for the Blind, the oldest school for blind children in the world still in operation today. Uncovering the stories of its founders, this exhibition will investigate why Liverpool became the site for the first blind school, what it was like to… Read more »