Public Lecture: ‘Cabinet of Curiosities: Museums and the Re-presentation of Disability’, Swansea

Cabinet of Curiosities: Museums and the Re-presentation of Disability

6pm, Monday 6th July 2015

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Professor Jocelyn Dodd of Leciester University will deliver a public lecture to coincide with the opening of our exhibition “From Pithead to Sick Bed.” This talk will look at how Museums can be used to engage with the public in a reassessment of widely held assumptions surrounding disabilities. It will explore how Museums can re-present their collections to give more informed rights-based understandings of disability and challenge deeply entrenched negative and discriminatory contemporary attitudes towards disabled people. This session is based on research undertaken by The Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.

The event is open to all and does not require booking. For more information, visit the National Waterfront Museum Website. 

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