Projects and Resources
The last few years have seen a number of projects exploring access to museums, heritage or the arts for people with intellectual disabilities. Over the next few months, we hope to build a website which will allow everyone working in this area to share their projects.
In the short term, here are just some of the projects which have been run and links to their websites or other resources.
If you’ve been involved in a project that you’d like to share use the contact form below to get in touch.
Access to Heritage project, Liverpool Mencap UK
The Access to Heritage project was set up by Liverpool Mencap to ensure that musuems and heritage sites are accessible for people with intellectual disabilities. Their first phase of work was to visit a number of different sites and then develop a report setting out steps which museums and hertiage sites could take to be more accessible. Since then the group has been working with Liverpool Museums on their new Museum of Liverpool and on a project Get Closer to Wildflower Seeds with The National Wildflower Centre.
Me2 project, Mencap, UK
Me2 is an award, developed with Dudley Borough Council, that musuems and other services and settings can be awarded after assessment by young people with learning difficulties. The Me2 project also worked with the UK Museums, Libraries and Archives Council to develiver training on ‘Making People Feel Welcome’ in 2010.
The History of Day Centres in Croydon project
The History for Day Centres project (2006-2008) was based in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. The project worked with adults with learning difficulties to explore the history of the local day centres which had recently closed or where undergoing substantial changes. The Day Centres project culminated in an exhibiton produced in partership with the Museum of Croydon.