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Disability Exhibition now on at the People's History Museum

Open now until 16 October 2023 People’s History Museum is showing a new landmark exhibition that has been in development since 2018. Nothing About Us Without Us explores how disabled people’s rights have been fought for over centuries and the activism that has led this march forward. It’s the first time the story has been told this way and its telling has been led by four community curators who all identify as disabled people. It will look at the past, the present and a future in which the fight is ongoing.

Nothing About Us Without Us highlights the campaigns and actions carried out by disabled people to break down barriers to achieve an inclusive society and includes protest material and objects, such as banners and t-shirts; many of these collected from disabled activists and disabled led campaign groups, with very few pieces having been previously exhibited.

As community curators, Anis Akhtar, Hannah Ross, Ruth Malkin and Alison Wilde have brought their own experiences, connections and extensive research to the project. Their work began in 2021, but this was preceded by the establishment in 2018 of a steering group of disabled people who have supported this project and others at People’s History Museum.

You can find out more on the Peoples' History Museum Website.