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.