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Here is a young girl who is blind examining mounted birds at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Charlton Deas, curator at Sunderland Museum was a pioneer in making museums accessible to disabled people, especially blind/visually impaired people. In 1913 he organised a number of handling sessions for both blind adults and children.

The British Museum opened its doors to visitors for the first time on 15 January 1759. The Trustees decided from the first that the Museum should be open to the general public as well as to academic visitors. However, they were afraid that the collections would be damaged if large crowds of people were allowed into the building. They therefore ordered that visitors should not be admitted unless they held tickets, and that only a small number of tickets should be issued for each day. (x)

View of exhibits in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation, Second Floor, West Hall, "Ethnology of California, the Northwest and the Desert Southwest." A very large Kwakwaka'wakw feast dish in the form of a bear (068742.000) is in the foreground 1921