The History of Place exhibition at M Shed, Bristol, is one of three exhibitions to be mounted across the UK telling the story of disabled people and the built environment. The other two exhibitions will be located at the Museum of Liverpool, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
History of Place is an HLF funded project dedicated to telling the stories of deaf and disabled people and how their lives intersect with heritage buildings. In Bristol, the focus of the exhibition is on the Guild of the Brave Poor Things – a social centre devoted to people with disabilities that ran from 1896 until 1987. The Guild was a pioneering enterprise, providing many people with a place they could call their own at a time when spaces for disabled people were rare. The Guild building, which still stands in Bristol’s Old Market, is also hailed as being one of the earliest “purpose built” buildings, featuring a number of details that made it easier to access from street level.
The exhibition dedicated to this story will itself be an exemplar of accessible design, and has been designed to accommodate the needs of as many people as possible. Attention to accessibility throughout will be critical.
History of Place is being delivered through the Accentuate programme, one of Screen South’s portfolio of programmes. Accentuate provides opportunities for deaf and disabled people to participate and lead within the cultural sector. Screen South is a not-for-profit Creative Development company operating in the wider creative and cultural community. Screen South delivers and leads innovative projects across screen-based media and the wider heritage, cultural and creative industries.
Tender Issue 01.08.17
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