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1913, Models made by the blind children on visits to Sunderland Museum, in which they were allowed to touch the exhibits.The models were made 5 weeks later and made at Sunderland Council Blind School.
“To them, their fingers are eyes”
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 at Sunderland Museum, which was ‘eagerly accepted’.
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