Materials from P2P Dementia Friendly Museums
Jeremy Kimmel - presentation
Audience Development Manager, Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Dementia Toolkit, authored by Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery, is not intended as an evaluation, or as a simple exercise in sharing best practice. This toolkit has been written to help small museums design their own wellbeing programmes, and is based on a project undertaken with that same thought in mind.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing
Presentation given at an event held in Surery in 2015 by Krisztina Lackoi, Project Coordinator, to museums about the National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing. The presentation outlines who they are, what the network does, and how you can get involved.
Museums & Wellbeing Week
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating a National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 29 February – 6 March 2016. This will be an opportunity for museums to showcase their health & wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work. More details will be posted on the Alliance's website.
UCL Museums & Collections
Museums on Prescription (MoP) is a 3-year research project (2014-17) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council investigating the value of heritage encounters in social prescribing. Social prescribing links people to sources of community support to improve their health and wellbeing.
Arts 4 Dementia
Arts 4 Dementia is a charity helping to develop and co-ordinate dynamic high-quality events at arts venues as cognitive rehabilitation for families affected by dementia, from diagnosis.
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.
- Reawakening the Mind brings together research undertaken as part of Arts 4 Dementia’s landmark pilot.
- 'Open to all' Mental Health and Social Inclusion training notes and lesson plans from the MLA.
- 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)
- '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
- 'Mind, body, spirit: How museums impact health and wellbeing' from the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)
National Wellbeing - 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.
UCL Museum Wellbeing Measures
Prototypes were trialled and developed with museums and galleries across the UK for their in-house and outreach activities with 250 participants over 12 months prior to production of the finished UCL Museum Wellbeing Measures Toolkit (pdf booklet). The booklet version of the Toolkit contains additional information about the background to the study, the research and advice on how to analyse the data.