The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) has launched its first online exhibition capturing the key milestones and activists behind the disability rights movement in Australia.
The exhibition, Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights, is a partnership with the Google Cultural Institute, which aims to use digital technology to reach new and diverse audiences.
From the deinstitutionalisation movements of the 1970s and 1980s to the more recent campaign for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the exhibition plots key dates and profiles pivotal figures in the push for change and recognition.
The exhibition also has other digital components available from M.A.D.E’s website including a digital honour board of 18 disability leaders past and present.
M.A.D.E and the City of Ballarat are also inviting communities around Australia to nominate a disability rights leader who has made a major contribution to the disability rights movement.
The exhibition has been curated by Ashley Heenan, and includes guest contributions from Dr George Taleporos, Graeme Innes and Dr Rhonda Galbally.
View the online exhibition, Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights here
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