Delivered by Accentuate at Screen South
Curating for Change is being delivered by Screen South through the Accentuate Programme. Accentuate provides ground-breaking opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in the cultural sector and is one of Screen South’s portfolio of programmes. This project is generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Working with museums of all sizes
Our partners are a large representative cross section of the range of museums – from large nationals like Imperial War Museums to smaller locals like North Hertfordshire Museum and city regionals such as Bristol Culture and Colchester and Ipswich Museums. We are also glad to have sector bodies on board ranging from the Museums Association to VocalEyes. Through Curating for Change, our museum partners are also on a learning curve – rethinking everything from how to word job advertisements, to the implications of hybrid working – which is changing the workplace for all, but can have particularly liberating implications for d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse staff.
Over the project, our eight Fellow and eight Trainees will re-examine and explore the museums’ collections through a new lens, digging out the stories of disabled people across time through objects in their collections, that perhaps laid hidden, or have been overlooked due to lack of information. Fellows will use their unique and authentic lived experience of disability to produce outputs that range from blogs to exhibitions to bring those stories to a wider public. They will also get a grounding in multiple aspects of museum work, from interpretation to outreach to digital, according to their interests, and gain solid skills for a career in the sector.
Social media and mailing list
We are currently on Twitter at @Curating4Change, and Instagram at curatingforchange. You can also drop us a line at [email protected] to join our mailing list – let us know if you’re interested in collections, events and exhibitions, or museum workforce development – or both.
Our partners range in size from large nationals to independents and local museums. Explore our work here.
The Thackray Museum of Medicine
The Thackray features imaginative and exciting galleries exploring stories from the history of healthcare to the advances that have shaped the way we look after ourselves, and each other.
Imperial War Museums – IWM Duxford
IWM Duxford is Europe’s largest air museum. Visitors can walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford, and see aircraft taking to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery holds a global collection, and works to inspire people and connect communities. This local authority museum cares for diverse collections, covering areas from Fine Art, Ceramics, Local History and Archives, to Natural History, Geology, Native American and World Collections.