What is Visual Vernacular? And what does it have to with Poetry?


A Hands-On Experience of the Past with Artist Christopher Sacre.

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An image of the painting Massys Susanna and the Elders

Touching Art: Multi-sensory Museums


Margaret Bell, Assistant Curator at the Norton Simon Museum, California explores how the…

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An old image of man purging the soul

Perceptions of Madness


For many people with schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders, the people who initially…

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Here you can find recent research into disability culture, past and present, with blogs by researchers, practitioners, and activists.  They explore different aspects of disability, from the effects of a disabling society to the assistive technology. They also address historical experiences of disability and examine how to integrate disabled people and their experiences into museums and the heritage sector.

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