International Conference on Art and Health

09/11 – 12/11/2023

10.00 – 19.00

Can art be an ally of the medical sciences? How can museums and other cultural actors contribute to health and well-being? How can creativity contribute to innovation in health?

Using a transdisciplinary approach, this international conference aims to share and reflect analytically and critically on the practices that are at the intersection between art and medicine. Through dialogue between professionals and researchers from different countries and disciplinary fields – from medicine, nursing, and neuroscience to imaging in medicine and microbiology, as well as art, design, and architecture – the aim is to open a debate on the present, but also to look towards the future, seeking to understand how art and science, two areas of knowledge often considered as distinct, can be combined and contribute to change and to a better quality of life.

For more information visit:

Art Psychotherapy and Innovation: New Territories, Techniques and Technologies

(Edited by Helen Jury and Ali Coles, Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

Online book launch

Thursday 13th October 2022

7.30 – 8.30pm GMT+1 via Zoom

Please join us to hear about innovative and exciting art psychotherapy work from around the globe, meet the contributors, ask questions, and celebrate with us. Speakers include Dr Girija Kaimal (President, American Art Therapy Association), Helen Jury and Ali Coles (book co-editors), and chapter authors.

To register for this free event, please click here: You will then be sent joining instructions nearer the time

Call to contribute to research into arts and museum interventions

Research is taking place into best practices regarding arts and museum interventions with a focus on pain management, loneliness and social isolation. The research is being conducted by Ian Koebner of the University of California’s Davis School of Medicine and Helen Chatterjee of University College London, in collaboration with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and the RSPH SIG Arts and Health.

A funded PhD into the role of museums in supporting mental health

Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the role of museums in supporting mental health

University of Leicester

Examining the unique aspects of the museum experience to understand how museums can support mental wellbeing and mental health. Focusing on the specific affective, social, spatial and material characteristics of museums.