Case study: Hidden Histories Trail at Scottish National Portrait Gallery
A simple way of drawing attention to themes or areas within a collection for self-directed learning is to put together a trail.
A trail of 5 works on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery was devised in collaboration with Disability History Scotland and explores the achievements, passions and adventures of a selection of disabled people. One of these is artist Sarah Biffen, who was born without hands or feet and became a miniature painter while being exhibited in travelling shows. She became famous for her ability and attracted royal commissions for her work.