Materials from Museum2Museum: 'New Visions for Museums & Public Health'
Programme of the Day
Paul Camic - Introduction
Professor of Psychology & Public Health
Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council
Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Access Consultant, Enable UK
Community Programme & Engagement Manager
Audience Development Manager
Paul Camic - Measuring Your Success
Professor of Psychology & Public Health
National Museums Liverpool
House of Memories training programme targets the carers of people living with dementia. It provides participants with information about dementia and equips them with the practical skills and knowledge to facilitate a positive quality of life experience for people living with dementia.
Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
Sensory play iPad app for adults living with dementia, using the Whitworth's collection. Co-produced with a group of older WEA learners. Free to download, simply search "whitworth art sense" in the Apple App Store.
Read more about the Manchester City Galleries' health & well-being work on their website.
Leicestershire Museums & Galleries
Through its loans collections, Leicestershire's Open Museum aims to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of local people of all ages.
University of Leicester
A Journey into the Mind project started as a means of creating access to museum collections for pupils in hospital schools, who may otherwise not be well enough to visit and benefit from such rich and diverse experiences. Access to objects is made possible virtually through the development of this participatory website, which encourages pupils to access and add to the collection of museum objects through a new interpretive framework: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Dulwich Picture Gallery
On 12 December 2013, Dulwich Picture Gallery held a unique music concert. The concert was the culmination of Visual to Vocal, a collaborative arts and dementia project with English Touring Opera which saw a group of people in their early stages of Dementia and their carers compose a song cycle over eight weeks inspired by the Gallery's Old Master paintings.
- Various links to projects, infrmation and reports can be found on the Manchester Metropolitan University's 'Arts and Health' resource list.
- More links and resources can be found on the South West Fed website.
- Museums Change Lives, wellbeing section.
- Arts & Health, An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice
- The Age of Creativity
- London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF)
- Touch and Wellbeing from UCL.
- 'The arts, health and wellbeing' from ACE
- 'How museums and galleries can enhance health and wellbeing' from the DCMS
- 'Museums and Happiness: The value of participating in museums and the arts' from the Happy Museum
- 'Who Cares? Museums, Health and Wellbeing Research Project' from Renaissance North West
- 'Arts,Health and Wellbeing Beyond the Millennium: How far have we come and where do we want to go?' from the RSPH
- The Sensory Objects project website
National Well-being - online tools
The Measuring National Well-being programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation - how the UK as a whole is doing. It is about looking at 'GDP and beyond' when evaluating progress of society.
A set of 10 domains, with 41 headline measures, are updated with the latest available data in Spring and Autumn each year. The interactive charts presented here show a selection of measures with further breakdowns such as region and age.
Cultural Commissioning Programme
The Cultural Commissioning Programme is a three year Arts Council England funded programme which runs to June 2016. We will deliver a range of workstreams to:
- help the arts and cultural sector* develop skills and capacity to engage in cultural commissioning
- enable commissioners to develop awareness and know-how of commissioning arts and cultural organisations to deliver public service outcomes
- encourage relationships between cultural providers and commissioners
- influence policy makers and raise the profile of this area of work.