A performance at the Museum of Liverpool about the life of Edward Rushton.
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- Personal stories and objects reveal the history of the UK’s first school for blind people, in a new exhibition to be staged at the Museum of Liverpool. Founded in 1791, Liverpool’s Royal School for the Blind, in particular its buildings and the everyday lives of students, is central to The Blind School: Pioneering People and Places. The exhibition features unique objects from the Museum’s own collection alongside loans, personal stories and a film made in partnership with visually impaired and blind students from St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment, West Derby. It highlights accessible interpretation including audio description, BSL and multisensory features. It is estimated today that there are one billion disabled people in the world. Yet the history of deaf and disabled people continues to be overlooked, despite their stories being intrinsic to the environments we live in and around every day. The exhibition explores what the architectural legacy of the School can reveal about the lives of those connected with it. Part of the History of Place project, which will also be running exhibitions and displays V&A and MShed in Bristol.