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Bereaved families meet at launch of benefit deaths digital exhibition The Museum of Austerity.

What: Several of the families of disabled claimants whose deaths have been closely linked to DWP’s actions meet for the first time after visiting a pioneering digital exhibition. The Museum of Austerity has used the families’ verbal testimony – and “volumetric capture” techniques that produce high-quality holograms – to recreate the circumstances that led to the deaths of eight claimants in the decade of austerity from 2010.

Why significant: The production – backed by the National Theatre and the English Touring Theatre – uses state-of-the-art technology to tell the stories of some of the disabled victims of austerity, and the launch brings together relatives of some of those who died, for the first time.


Families share experiences of DWP deaths after viewing ground-breaking exhibition, Pring, 2021