Below is a small and growing collection of articles about Art Therapy in museum and gallery settings and related topics. Clicking on the titles below will bring you to the PDF in a new window. This is not an exhaustive collection so please email us with other useful references we can add them to the site. Thank you!
Bibliography – will open a PDF document with a list of books and journal articles we found helpful.
*Quotes from articles should be referenced to BAAT, Newbriefing December 2015 and the individual authors.
Weaving Potential Space and Acculturation : Art Therapy in the Museum– This unformatted version is kindly provided by the author. The published article can be sought here. Salom, A. (2015) ‘Weaving Potential Space and Acculturation: Art Therapy at the Museum’, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 6: 1, pp. 47- 62.
Debra Linesch (2004), Art therapy at the museum of tolerance: responses to the life and work of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis,The Arts in Psychotherapy, 31, 57–66
Ioannides, E. (2016), Museums as Therapeutic Environments and the Contribution of Art Therapy, Museum International, vol. 68, issue 3-4, 98–109. doi: 10.1111/muse.12125
G. Baddeley, L. Evans, M. Lajeunesse & S. Legari (2017), Body Talk Examining a Collaborative Multiple Visit Program for Visitors with Eating Disorders, Journal of Museum Education, 42:4, 345-353
A. Coles & F. Harrison (2017), Tapping into museums for art psychotherapy: an evaluation of a pilot group for young adults, International Journal of Ar Therapy: Inscape
A. Pantagoutsou, E. Ioannides & G. Vaslamatzis (2017), Exploring the Museum’s Images – Exploring My Image (Exploration des images du musée, exploration de mon image), Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, Volume 30, Issue 2: Art Therapy and Visual Culture
Museums for Wellbeing: What role can museums play? in Museum Practice
(2019) Flexing the frame: therapist experiences of museum-based group art psychotherapy for adults with complex mental health difficulties, International Journal of Art Therapy, 24:2, 56-67,
(2019) (Re)collections: Art Therapy Training and Supervision at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ((Re)visiter : formation en art-therapie et supervision au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal), Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 32:1, 45-52,
Spraggins Rochford, J. (2017). Art therapy at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: A feminist systems thinking approach to art therapy and museum collaborations. The Journal of Art for Life. 9(2).
Betts, D. J., Potash, J. S., Luke, J. J., & Kelso, M. (2015). An art therapy study of visitor reactions to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum Management and Curatorship, 30(1), 21-43.
Peacock, K., Hamil, S., & Dumlao, K. (2014). Art therapy access programs. Retrieved from www.brooksmuseum.org/assets/2259/art-therapy-in-museums-memphis.pdf