Museum of the Home
Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and lottery players we are pleased to announce our new project working with Museum of the Home. 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.
Digital Disability and Museum of the Home 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’.
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.