new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Skeleton | by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Back to photostream


Here is an example of a blind person "seeing" through touch of a skeleton at Sunderland Museum.


“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’.


Ref: TWCMS:K13810(2)


view the set


(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure - for image licensing enquiries please follow this link

84 faves
Taken in June 1913