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At the House of Commons: meeting with policymakers, planning for the future
At our final event at the House of Commons with funders and policy makers, we made the case for all our project has achieved – and looked for the pledges that will embed the stories of deaf and disabled people in museums in the future.
To boldly go… (where not many cultural projects have gone before)
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.
Our Guild: young people respond to the story of the Guild of the Brave Poor Things
Using film-making, acting and poetry, young Bristolians respond to the story of disabled people from a century ago. With BSL subtitles.
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.
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What we've been tweeting
Also, although we'll be tweeting from here for a while yet -could I encourage those of you interested in i.future opps for curator training + generally new projects about the history of deaf + disabled people to follow @Accentuate_UK ? That will be the place to find us after Feb