New project uncovers hidden histories of people with learning disabilities

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A new project is being launched that captures the stories of friendships and relationships of people with learning disabilities.

The project, led by Mencap Cymru, will allow people with learning disabilities to be involved in the interpretation of their own history and design of public exhibitions.

For the first time, they will be representing themselves, where historically a family member, friend or medical professional would have undertaken the role.

The project has been awarded nearly £400,000 of National Lottery funding.

The project will be shared via an online museum, interactive pop up exhibitions in places including Cardiff International Airport and the Deiniol Centre in Bangor as well as a mobile app.