Introducing Curating Visibility: Reclaiming and Interpreting Disability Collections 

Curating Visibility Screen South’s pioneering Accentuate programme is excited to announce the launch of its new programme: Curating Visibility.   Screen South has been awarded £790,857 by Arts Council England, through their Unlocking Collections fund, to deliver Curating Visibility. This will build on the success of their Curating for Change, to platform D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people … Read more

Creating a disability history database: a work in progress 

Curating for Change has twin aims – to create career paths for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people in museums, and to discover and share disability histories. Over the last 18 months, our Fellows and Trainees have been delving into museum stores, sifting through catalogues and working with disabled people in their local communities to uncover … Read more

Esther Fox and Kyle Lewis Jordan nominated for DP100 #DisabilityPower100

We would like to congratulate Kyle Jordan for his amazing DP100 Education nomination – celebrating the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. To read a bit about Kyle and his work, check out Shaw Trust’s profile piece. Huge congratulations to Esther Fox for her DP100 nomination in the Visual Arts, Fashion and Design … Read more

Head of Accentuate at Screen South Esther Fox – Wins National Heritage Lottery Award

SIR TONY ROBINSON HONOURS HERITAGE CAMPAIGNER WITH MAJOR AWARD Britain’s foremost face of popular history, Sir Tony Robinson, has honoured an inspirational heritage campaigner and Hastings resident with an iconic National Lottery Award to celebrate her incredible work in transforming the museum experience and championing opportunities for disabled people in the heritage sector. Sir Tony … Read more

Uncovering the history of Alfie Merryweather

Our Curating for Change Fellow at Chatham Dockyard, Suchi Chatterjee, tells the story of Alfie Merryweather, and working with the Disability History Focus Group to tell his story. Who was Alfie Merryweather? Until recently, a full-length portrait painting of James “Alfie” Merryweather (c.1930), had been exhibited in the Steel, Steam and Submarines gallery at Chatham … Read more

From our Fellows: A night on HMS Cavalier

Suchi Chatterjee, our Curating for Change Fellow at Chatham Dockyard, describes a night on the destroyer HMS Cavalier as part of her work with the Disability Heritage Focus Group, and shares some insights from the group. An important part of exploring disability history at Chatham Dockyard is working with D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people in … Read more

Curating for Change lead Esther Fox nominated for a National Lottery Award

We are thrilled to announce that Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate at Screen South and strategic lead for Curating for Change, is a finalist for the 2023 National Lottery Awards, celebrating her work in creating opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people. The National Lottery Awards are the annual search to find the UK’s favourite … Read more