“Making History”: learning disabilities exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Published: Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will welcome an exciting new exhibition from The Cube Disability on Saturday 12 March.

“Making History at The Cube Disability” is a unique exhibition devoted solely to a history project carried out by a group with learning disabilities. It helps give the opportunity to raise awareness of equality in our local community.

The Cube Disability, a day care service for adults with learning disabilities and autism, has been working with historian Ruth Thomas to study the history of great civilisations from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to the Celts, Vikings and more recent times. The learners have created a wide range of artwork related to the history they have studied.

Councillor Mary Markham, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “This looks set to be a fantastic exhibition from The Cube Disability and what a great way to showcase the work done by their clients. We hope that people will come along to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday and show their support.”

Sarah Lozano Rey, Arts Manager at The Cube Disability, said: “Everyone at The Cube Disability is so excited and proud. This exhibition will show that everyone can enjoy history. We had such fun making the artefacts and learning at the same time. We are so proud of our all clients who have excelled themselves and it has been a pleasure being a part of such a unique exhibition for learning disability at Northampton Museum. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate with us.”

Historian Ruth Thomas said: “The learners have been so accomplished in interpreting history in the art they have produced.”