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Skeleton

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)

 

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Taken in June 1913