Case Studies Report

Museums for Health and Wellbeing report

Date Created: 11th Oct 2016

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A preliminary report from the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing

‘In recent years there has been a considerable increase in programmes not only to improve health and wellbeing, but also to provide accessible education, boost vocational skills, support people with special educational needs (SEN) and work with some of the most marginalised people in society such as offenders, people living in poverty and refugees. Examples include Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice working to incorporate offenders in the museum itself by offering work placements in its shop and cafe and Pallant House Gallery’s charity Outside In2, which offers mentoring, training and a professional platform exclusively to disabled or marginalised artists.

In tandem there is a growing eld of research which seeks to understand and evaluate the bene ts of museum activities for individual and societal health and wellbeing (See Appendix I for a summary).

This report describes the wealth of activity around health, wellbeing and social care that museums and galleries are already o ering across the UK, and provides the context in which the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing was established.’

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