FASHIONING BODIES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD DISPLAY
About Curating for Change and Disability History Month
Today, there are 10.4 million people in England and Wales who identify as disabled. One in four households include at least one disabled member and one in five people will probably be affected by disability during their lifetime. These conditions have been experienced by people across history, but how do we find them and tell their stories?
Curating for Change, an initiative delivered in partnership with Accentuate and Screen South, provides opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neuro-divergent people, to pursue curatorial careers in museums.
Our Curating for Change Fellow, Kyle Lewis Jordan, is a disabled Egyptologist who studies disability in antiquity and is leading this programme of work for the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museum to highlight these themes for Museum visitors and staff.
This programme of work marks this year's Disability History Month 16 Nov - 16 Dec, which focuses on the Experience of Disablement amongst children and young people in the past, now and what is needed for the future.