Blind School – Museum of Liverpool 2018

Tactile Studio is very proud to be part of the History of place project, through two ongoing exhibitions at the Museum of Liverpool and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

« The Blind School: Pioneering People and Places », explores the history of the UK’s first school for blind people and marks the second exhibition of the History of place project.

 

Set in the Museum of Liverpool and brilliantly designed by Charlotte Kingston for HOP, the exhibition aims at being 100% accessible.

We were integrated in the project to develop tactile models of major elements of the facade of the former Blind School: two hands reading a book and a wicket basket in progress, both highly representative of the life at the Blind School. Our team also worked on 2 tactile colored plans: first, the plan of the ground floor of the first building on London Road and then the Wavertree site where the blind school moved afterwards.

The History of place of place project, run by Accentuate, explores 800 years of disability history through eight different sites around the UK., encompassing the lifes and deeds of pioneers, who built premises, hospitals, schools and tells the stories of the individuals who enjoyed them.

« We want to ensure that this relatively hidden history is known by the wider public.” » Esther Fox-Appleyard, head of Accentuate

Link to the exhibition; http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/exhibitions/blind-school/

AN article following the #Rethink Disability symposium: http://disabilityarts.online/magazine/opinion/rethinking-disability-time-change-within-musem/

 

Photos courtesy of annajonesphotos

 

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