‘Creative Heritage in Mind’ was an 18 month art, museums and wellbeing project, formed from a partnership which has developed over several years in Suffolk. This was generated between Maggie Batchelar, an art therapist working in acute inpatient mental health services, a community arts charity and local museums services. The museum collections provided narrative which inspired imaginative creative responses for participants experiencing mental health problems, supported in small groups meeting in the museums.
The sixth annual London Creativity and Wellbeing Week will take place from 12-18 June 2017. For more information see http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/
This new book will inform practitioners about innovative practice and relevant theoretical perspectives in museum and gallery work. In the twelve chapters it will examine different client groups, the particular space of museum and gallery locations, and the singular skills Art Therapists bring to contemporary work in this field. Please click here for expressions of interest to contribute a chapter. (Deadline: 30 June 2017)
Venue: BAAT OFFICE, 24-25 WHITE LION ST, LONDON. N19PD
Time: 11:00 – 16:00
Alison Hawtin and Ali Coles will report back on the response to their presentation at the Museums Association conference and will lead a discussion on what museums are looking for from Art Psychotherapists, and how we can communicate what we can offer.
Drinks and refreshments are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
This counts as 5 hours towards Continuing Professional Development.
To confirm attendance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MAGSIG Autumn Meeting took place on October 29th, 2016 at the BAAT offices in London. The Code of Practice was discussed as well as ways in which the profile of the MaGSIG can be raised. A research proposal has been suggested to members of the MaGSIG. Please see meeting minutes for more details (magsig-minutes-29-10-16)
Alison Hawtin and Ali Coles presented a session on Museums and Psychotherapy at the Museums Association conference in Glasgow. They talked about using museums objects and settings within Art Psychotherapy, and about the particular skills which Art Therapists can bring to museums/galleries. They gave out a handout which you can find in the front page of the website.
The room was full – over 90 people – and people were really interested in what they had to say. Some told them afterwards that they are thinking again about the kind of work they expect arts in health practitioners to do, and several said they wanted to get in touch with Art Therapists locally. The idea of a training day for museum staff about working with Art Therapists was also discussed.
Ali Coles and Alison Hawtin, Art Therapists, are presenting on Tuesday, 8 November 2016, on Art Psychotherapy in museums as part of the Museums and Wellbeing theme of this conference
A fascinating slew of articles written by various MAGSIG members featured in December 2015 issue of BAAT Newsbriefing. The 4 articles give insight into how our members have brought art therapy practice successfully into gallery and museum settings. They are great overviews that can be shared easily to further promote art therapy beyond clinical settings.
You can find them here, in one handy document.
If you would like to quote form the articles, please reference them to BAAT, Newsbriefing December 2015 and the individual authors.
Venue : Orleans House Gallery Twickenham
2 Speakers will share experiences from projects in forementioned gallery, and about sustaining an NHS-Museum partnership. Please RSVP with ATMAG Coordinators.