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

Un/Masked – Autistic Pride and Invisibility

Karl Mercer was our Curating for Change Trainee at Colchester and Ipswich Museums and is Digital Content Producer for Curating for Change. In this blog he reflects on Autistic Pride Day; his search for histories of autism and neurodiversity during his placement, and the museum display he created to celebrate his own experiences. June 18th … Read more

From our Fellows: Discovering disability history at the Museum of Liverpool

Iris Sirendi, Curating for Change Fellow at the Museum of Liverpool, looks back on her experiences so far and discusses some of the fascinating stories she has discovered about disability heritage in Liverpool. Creating a Disability History Community Trail The outcome of my curatorial fellowship will be to develop a brand-new Disability History Community Trail … Read more