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May 6, 2012

Sessions for the Blind at Sunderland Museum

From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections. They were so successful that Deas went on to develop and arrange a course of regular handling sessions, extending the invitations to blind adults.









(Pictures courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, via Public Domain Review)


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