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Museums Joining the Mental Health Conversation

Mental health issues will affect one in four people worldwide, at some point in their lives. People all over the world are living with conditions...

What are Mindful Museums and how can they help us with our mental health?

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword recently. This is because there are many studies that say it has a positive impact on health and...

Film: Bringing Autism into Museums

In 2012 I had a different career and a different life. My daughter was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and I quit my job to...

Education, exhibitions and support – Tackling the topic of Cancer in the Museum

Cancer has a major impact on society in the United States and across the world. Most people know someone whose life has been affected in...

What do Museums have to do with Death and Dying?

Death happens to us all. And yet, adjusting to a terminal diagnosis or the death of a loved one can seem like an impossible task....

Reminiscence and adult learning for elderly audiences in open-air Museums

Worldwide, the general population is getting older. In EU countries, for example, 19.2 per cent of the population was over the age of 65 in...

Designing Museum Programmes for People with Dementia

Dementia has an impact on many people worldwide. 47.5 million people globally are living with some form of the condition. In the United States, there...

Making the Museum Autism Friendly – best practice from around the world

There are many museums working hard to make Autistic people feel welcome. Autism is a condition which affects how a person experiences the world around...

Talking Art and Dementia at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Play is something we associate naturally with kids. We forget how to play as we get older; so, being given permission to play is highly...

Film: Older adults make their mark at the Museum of Modern Art

Francesca Rosenberg, Director of Community, Access and School Programs at The Museum of Modern Art, New York spoke at MuseumNext Dublin in April 2016 about the...