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.