The Front Door
The Front Door Photography Exhibition is part of the Disability and Home project exploring the idea(l) of the home in relation to the lived experiences of disabled people: the project is entirely from the perspective of disabled people themselves.
at Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road London E2 8EA
Entrance is free.
Exhibition: 27th March to 26th June 2023
How must it feel to be the only child in your class to wear a hearing aid or use a wheelchair?
For disabled children, seeing themselves reflected in the toys that they and their friends play with can help combat isolation and build self-esteem.
Since the early 1900s toys have been used to explain medical procedures to children with disabilities. In the 1960s toy production began to reflect changing attitudes towards disability and toys designed purely for play became available.
Digital Disability collects toys as part of our work recording and archiving the experience of disabled people in society.
Disability and the Home: Toys and Games exhibition runs from Tuesday 17 January to Sunday 26 March 2023 at Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road London E2 8EA
Entrance is free.
see more of our toy collection here:
VENUE: Museum of the Home. DATE: Thursday 1st September 2022 - 11 am – 1 PM
Disability, The Home and Archives of Disability: Projects and Activity in Disability
An overview of Disability, Archives, Collections and Creative Engagements
This project is a collaboration between the Museum of the Home (London) and Digital Disability (Wolverhampton) funded by the Heritage Fund (formerly the Heritage Lottery Find).
‘Disability and the Home’ is a Heritage Fund funded Project by Digital Disability and Dr Paul Darke with several planned interventions and exhibitions at the Museum of the Home in 2023 and 2024. It will consist of collaborative engagements by Disabled academics, Disability Studies (and related) Academia and disability artists and collectors.
This event will be a seminar format with artists, curators, and researchers who are looking at the theme of Disability and archives (and the home) and we would like to invite you to join the conversations. Paul Darke and Danielle Patten would like to come along. The event will run from 11am – 1pm in the studio space and galleries at the Museum of the Home.
Light Lunch Provided – Tea & Coffee throughout
Dr Paul Darke – Academic & Artist – Digital Disability
Nicola Lane – Artist / Filmmaker - London
Dr Miro Griffiths - Leverhulme Research Fellow (Via Zoom) – University of Leeds
Richard Amm – Academic & Artist (Via Zoom) - London
Calum Perrin – Visiting Archivist at the Museum of the Home - London
India Whiteley - Incoming PhD Student – Museum of the Home
Anahita Harding – Artist - London
Dr Beverley Clough – Academic (Via Zoom) – University of Leeds.
Many thanks for your attendance.
Paul – Digital Disability & Damielle – Museum of the Home
Thank you for your attendance today.
MUSEUM OF THE HOME PROJECT
Working with Disabled people this project explores the idea of what home is to Disabled People through a number of other key elements:
· On the Threshold: creating photographs of Disabled people on at home by their front door, for exhibition at the Museum
· Wheelchairs: toy wheelchairs and related characters for an exhibition at the Museum including Conversations with collectors.
· The Special School: the Institution which was home to Disabled children in the 1970s:
Sharing personal histories.