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March 2014, London

Many thanks to Poppy Szaybo for organising yet another smashing meeting (which was more like a mini conference or seminar) on the theme of programmes engaging people with learning difficulties/disabilities. There was an interesting discussion on the correct terminology that should be used which is to be continued.  There was a range of advice. Learning […]

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February 2014, London

Many thanks to the fantastic presenters at this DHG meeting. We really enjoyed the handling session (Jewish Museum). It was really inspiring and moving to hear about the project involving traumatised soldiers (Royal Albert Museum, Exeter) and a new research project (Hackney Museum, Centre for Human Rights in Conflict). It was great to hear the […]

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October 2013, London

Thanks to the Science Museum for hosting us at the Dana Centre. It was great to welcome new comers from the Jewish Museum, National Portrait Gallery and English Heritage.  This time the group took over the agenda with participatory discussions. There were a few suggestions for discussion topics and we voted on which go forward. […]

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July 2013, London

Many thanks to the Museum of Childhood for hosting us and showing us around. Check out the Stuff we like pages to find out more about their community space.  Blessed with a scorching day, spirits were high in this meeting as we discussed progress of our Supporting Practice in Participation project, the move from DHG to […]

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May 2013, London

This meeting was good for finding out about funding streams. Firstly our hosts HLF updated us on the launch of their ‘First World War: then and now grants programme and highlighting how it might be relevant to our work. We also heard from Cultural and Creative Skills and their £15m fund from Arts Council England, to support the […]

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November 2012, London

We met at the V&A in November to hear about their audience participation research and Alexia (now at Stroud Museum) gave us an incredible amount of practical information on improving access for visually impaired visitors based on work undertaken at Hereford Museums with Katherine . Aretha gave us a really comprehensive update on the Heritage […]

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Image of Rievaulx Abbey, destroyed during the dissoluation of the monasteries where sick and disabled people were cared for. © English Heritage

October 2012, London

Our October meeting was kindly hosted by English Heritage who updated us on progress and the upcoming launch of their fascinating disability history project. Autograph utilised the group’s expertise to consult on their upcoming HLF bid and we had the first of our front end evaluation with users for the Supporting Practice in Participation portal where we […]

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August 2012, London

We held our summer special picnic and meeting at Kew Gardens which included a memorable tour around the kitchens of Kew Palace. We also learned about Kew’s ambitious Temperate House capital bid which seeks to embed community engagement and opportunities at every level.

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May 2012, London

This was a short notice and small meeting with a few DHGers taking a peek at the initial evaluation results from the Cultural Equalities Now conference and making decisions on how DHG should move forward. Many thanks to Kalliope for hosting us at UCL.

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March 2012, London

We had a great turn out for this meeting. After initially scheduling some time to find out what each organisation is working on at the moment, the rest of the meeting focussed on the evaluation of the conference and what we had learned about the cultural heritage sectors during the conference process. We also discussed […]

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