Museum of the Home (MOTH)
Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and lottery players we are pleased to announce our new project working with Museum of the Home (MOTH). Initially, the project will see an ‘intervention’ by disabled people on the museum’s collection: disabled people highlighting content in the Museum of the Home’s collection that is disability-related and highlighting it as part of disability history.
Outside Centre and MOTH will be working with the Centre for Law & Social Justice in the University of Leeds, to develop a particular element on Learning Disability and the home: how does law represent and shape decisions around home for learning disabled people? how can this be changed through engaging with the experiences of disabled people. We will also be working with several other leading disability thinkers, exploring disability and the home and all that a ‘Home’ can mean for disabled people.
The project will link with disabled people across the country and purchase (and record) disability history artefacts and materials to compliment the Museum of the Home’s collections. The project will develop further stages of the project that will include a number of publications about ‘Disability and the Home’.