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.
The paper reviews the process of creating the exhibition, some of its most significant elements and its impact.
A heritage exhibition can be an effective way to address social isolation and inclusion.
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.
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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