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.

http://www.lahf.org.uk/call-contribute-research-arts-and-museum-interventions

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.

https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/find-a-project/

A feature in BAAT Newsbriefing Dec 2015

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.