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Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Our Heritage – the role of heritage exhibitions in tackling social isolation

Marc Lupson (Melton Mowbray, UK)

Tizard Learning Disability Review

ISSN: 1359-5474

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

Using the “Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Our Heritage” exhibition as a case study, the purpose of this paper is to look at how heritage exhibitions can be used to address social isolation and also serve as a way to give an identity to a community with a disability.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews the process of creating the exhibition, some of its most significant elements and its impact.

Findings

A heritage exhibition can be an effective way to address social isolation and inclusion.

Originality/value

This was a unique exhibition with considerable impact on members of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus community and with the potential to have a broader value in promoting change in attitudes towards disability.

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Citation

Lupson, M. (2017), "Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus: Our Heritage – the role of heritage exhibitions in tackling social isolation", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/TLDR-10-2016-0036

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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