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.
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.
Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 12 – 5 pm
Talk by art psychotherapist Helen Jury
Talk and tour to the Wallace Collection and creative art making session
The Museums Change Lives Awards are now open for entries.
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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)
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.
Presentation from Jane Landes and AT Trainee Elaine Homer about “Picturing Memories“. Ali Coles introduced the Cultural Commissioning Pilot Project and later a workshop session where the use of art materials was encouraged in responding to objects. Please see meeting minutes (mins25:4) for more details.