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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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Tate Britain building with pillars and blue sky © Tate

July 2011, London

Tate Britain hosted our summer meeting. It was impossible to get started, such was the buzz of networking! After hearing about English Heritage’s new Disability History Project, discussing the Our Place network, hearing a call for HLF’s mentors, sharing our current projects and programmes, and skilfully deconstructing and improving the conference plans –only then it […]

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Rethinking Disability Representation in Museums and Galleries front page text

Resource: Rethinking disability

This great project sought to ‘address the cultural invisibility of disabled people in current museum narratives and to offer alternative ways of understanding disability which challenge negative representations’. The report emphasises the need for genuine collaboration with disabled people. It made me think, why do able-bodied interpreters feel entitled to label disabled art or objects […]

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