Truly “Exceptional & Extraordinary”

I found this article to be one of the most poignant I have read concerning the inclusion of diverse audience members. The article concerns the effort of eight museums in the UK to document the history of physiological differences between human beings and how those difference have evolved into cultural norms and stigmas. Supplementing the medical exhibits, four artists will accompany the exhibition to create pieces inspired by the exhibitions artifacts. According to the author, “In collaboration with experts in medical history, disability and museums – they are currently producing a series of thought provoking new commissions that examine our attitudes towards difference and aim to stimulate debate around the implications of a society that values some lives more than others.” A series of lectures and discussion panels will follow the exhibition to further enhance visitor dialogue.

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