Take a look at how the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive was built. The story begins in the 1990s, when Tony Heaton and a group of disabled artists made plans for a permanent installation of disability art. Years of research and writing applications followed, and the project eventually received £1-million funding to become the first major retrospective of disabled people's art and activism.

View images of how NDACA transformed Tony Heaton’s early ambitions into a digital and physical legacy of the Disability Arts Movement.

Explore digitising sessions of artworks and ephemera, photographs of our celebration event at the House of Lords and a selection of images from the Archive featured in Liberty Festival 2017 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.