Finding collections relating to d/Deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people
One of the aims of our project is to make collections relating to d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people more visible – and to share some of the objects our Fellows and Trainees are discovering.
Some will have quite obvious connections to disabled people’s lives – a walking stick, some braille or images of disabled people. But we will also be exploring less obvious connections too. Sometimes the significance of an object is its owner; its part in a bigger story, or the way someone with lived experience of disability has responded to it. In this way we hope to broaden the ways that d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent stories are told.
These protests outside Downing Street are part of a global movement by disabled people to prevent assisted suicide for people who are disabled, neurodivergent or have learning difficulties.The movement fears that assisted suicide will become a regular part of the NHS and see disabled people pass as an easier option than to support them in their lives.
Meet our Fellows and Trainees
The Curating for Change project is running eight Fellowships over 18 months and eight Traineeships over 40 days based across 20 partner museums. Learn more about our Fellows and Trainees here.