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Where: England, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

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When: 01 June 1913

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Experimenting in the production of pottery by the blind.

“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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