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.