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.

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PORTRAIT OF SAM PROWSE (Photograph)

2021

2022.115

Portrait photograph showing Sam Prowse as a member of the Mixed Ability Rugby Invitational team.The portrait was produced as part of the Mixed Ability Rugby Team's first invitational team's first ever fixture at the Cardiff Arms Park on 4 December 2021. Sam, who is Captain of North Hertfordshire's local Mixed Ability team Letchworth Braveherts, was...

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A poster including image of a man, text and two small logos.

Rights information: Copyright: North Hertfordshire Museum

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Portrait photograph showing Sam Prowse as a member of the Mixed Ability Rugby Invitational team.

The portrait was produced as part of the Mixed Ability Rugby Team's first invitational team's first ever fixture at the Cardiff Arms Park on 4 December 2021. Sam, who is Captain of North Hertfordshire's local Mixed Ability team Letchworth Braveherts, was invited to play in the tight match and came out the winner with a 32-31 score.

- Freya Purcell, Curating for Change Trainee at North Hertfordshire Museum