John Pring - 17 January 2019
Museums need to take radical action to address the “woeful” under-representation of disabled people in their workforce, a parliamentary event has heard.
The call was delivered by Esther Fox, the disabled leader of the Accentuate programme, at a House of Commons event held to mark the end of the three-year History of Place project, which has charted the lives of disabled people across eight heritage sites and 800 years.
Accentuate also called for moves to ensure that deaf and disability history becomes part of the country’s collective history, with more museums and heritage attractions giving this “equal prominence” in their displays and exhibitions.... See more
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