Projects

The overall aim of the Mandeville Legacy project was to celebrate Buckinghamshire as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. However, we also supported a number of other projects that addressed the wider aims of fostering a better understanding of disability and researching and developing access to other collections relating to disability.  

Through Accentuate, we funded arts projects connected to Paralympic history and values such as Driving Inspiration, and also work carried out by other museums, archives and galleries across the South East, exploring their collections relating to disability.  Although centred in Buckinghamshire, the project reached out across the South East region.

Although not part of the Mandeville Legacy project, we supported another important project associated with Stoke Mandeville - the 'Poppa' Guttmann Recognition and Celebration project.  This project commissioned a lifesize bronze statue of Sir Ludwig Guttmann to stand outside the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and established an arts programme for patients.  For more information visit their website www.poppaguttmanncelebration.org