Spring Meeting: March 11th, 2017


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: emmamackinnon100@gmail.com

Museums & Psychotherapy Session at the MA Conference, Glasgow 2016

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.

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Spring Meeting, 5 April 2014

The MAGSIG Spring Meeting took place on 5 April 2014 at the BAAT offices in London.  We heard from Helen Chatterjee, Head of Research and Teaching, Museums and Collections, University College London and author of the recently published book ‘Museums, Health and Wellbeing’.  We also explored various ways of working with objects, and discussed the priorities for the group.