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BDA Museum Wins Jodi Award

The British Dental Association Museum (BDA) has won a Jodi award for Digital Access for People with a Learning Disability: British Dental Association Museum, a Medicine at the Movies project.

The museum worked with a group from Siren Arts and Advocacy and a film company, Loud Minority, to make a film about the museum. The project was one of six held in various medical museums across the UK funded by the Learning Revolution Transformation Fund which is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The aims of the project were to introduce the participants to film making skills as well as to medical museums and also to boost their confidence. The film includes a tour of the museum as well as the participants creative responses to the museum.

The Jodi Awards were introduced in Scotland in December 2010 when they were presented in tandem with a seminar focused on digital inclusion. Given by the Jodi Mattes Trust, the awards aim to recognise libraries, archives, museum, gallery, heritage and disability organisations which make ‘the best use of digital technology to widen access for disabled people to information, collections and learning.’

The BDA Dental Museum is the place to find out about the history of dental care in the UK. The museum is maintained by the BDA as a national resource for the dental profession, dental industry, researchers and members of the public – in fact anybody with an interest in the development and future of dentistry.

Image: Vulcanite dentures BDA Dental Museum

BDA Dental Museum
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
Tel. 020 7563 4549
Fax. 020 7935 6492
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