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OH U TO: Museum curation project for people with learning disabilities

Yellow imposing large Victorian building on hill overlooking grass

This is a programme created by our friends at Glenside Hospital Museum. OH – U – TO Our history – uncovered – through objects. A project for people with learning disabilities. Be a Museum Curator, explore the history of learning disabilities care during the 1900s, using the objects at Glenside Hospital Museum, Fishponds. Have you… Read more »

The Blind School: Pioneering People and Places

The history of UK’s first school for blind people Personal stories and objects reveal the history of the UK’s first school for blind people, in a new exhibition to be staged at the Museum of Liverpool. Founded in 1791, Liverpool’s Royal School for the Blind, in particular its buildings and the everyday lives of students,… Read more »

Brave Poor Things: Reclaiming Bristol’s Disability History

Guild of the Brave Poor Things

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.

14 Oct 2017 - 15 Apr 2018

Ongoing exhibitions in 2017 - 2018

M Shed

Without Walls: Disability and Innovation in Building Design

Woman in wheelchair in 70s kitchen

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 and items from the archive of… Read more »

10 Feb 2018 - 21 Oct 2018