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Are museums good for your mental health?

Could it be that the benefits of the museum space go far beyond education? Museums have always been upheld as hubs of knowledge and culture;...

Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition says, “Do Touch the Artworks”

The Fernández Blanco Museum, in the City of Buenos Aires is hosting an interactive exhibition called “The art of self-examination”, which aims to help women...

How The Met Celebrates Disability Through Art

All museums and galleries agree that accessibility is important in a museum space. But it is something that is difficult to achieve. Budgets are tight,...

In conversation with: Samantha Bowen, SEND in Museums

An experienced museum professional, an educator, an inclusion campaigner, developer of the highly regarded SEND in Museums website and SEND mum; Sam Bowen is an...

Moving Beyond a Traditional Museum Access Programmes

The New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, New York is an institution that knows how to engage with its audience. The team at the museum...

How museums can help to develop self-confidence

How are cultural institutions able to make visitors feel better about themselves? The benefits of visiting a museum or gallery, be it in person or...

How museums can make their websites more accessible

In the age of inclusivity, making resources more accessible is the way forward for organisations and institutions across all industries. For the heritage and cultural...

Can museums help combat anxiety?

The soothing qualities of art and cultural are well established. Taking part in activities like painting, sculpting, drawing, photography or simply viewing art have long...

How can museums create employment opportunities for the neurodiverse community?

Whilst there’s growing momentum towards greater inclusivity across UK workplaces, creating employment opportunities for the nation’s neurodiverse community still remains something of a challenge. However,...

How to make museums accessible to people with dementia

According to the latest review of data, there are some 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Globally, this devastating disease affects more than...

How museums are rethinking disability representation

As society strives for better inclusivity and accessibility across all areas of life, the museum sector can rightly claim to be working as hard as...

How Museums can become spaces for care

Thanks to the modern news cycle and the drive for incessant clickbait, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the world constantly bounces from one crisis...

How museums are helping socially isolated older adults

They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Well, that’s certainly been brought into sharp (and painful) focus over the past two years. The...

In conversation with: Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Met

Over the course of the pandemic, cultural organisations around the world turned to digital in order to gain and retain the hearts and minds of...

How can museums embrace art therapy techniques?

Museums are rightfully gaining recognition as spaces for emotional healing, as well as intellectual learning. Here’s how. Self-care as a concept and as a practice...

Museum visits can be a powerful tool in the quest for greater mindfulness

How better to force ourselves to stay in the present and appreciate every moment than by surrounding ourselves with the very best of art and...

In conversation with: Carol Rogers, Director of House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool

The national and international success of dementia awareness programme, House of Memories is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Carol Rogers MBE...

Museums and healthcare providers: a partnership to drive positive outcomes for wellbeing in the community

Once upon a time front line healthcare was heavily weighted towards the treatment of physical ailments and diseases of the body. And while most GPs...

How can museums increase accessibility for dyslexic visitors?

With a mission to educate, inform and entertain, museums play fundamental roles in sparking interest and inspiring visitors of all ages, backgrounds and neurocognitive function....

How museums are offering meditation and mindfulness sessions

The popularity of mindfulness and meditation have grown exponentially in recent years. Whether it’s our unfathomably busy schedules that are piling on the pressure or...

Making Museums Accessible to Those With Disabilities

The international museum day theme of “Museums for equality: Diversity and Inclusion” calls on museums to open doors for diverse audience. However, Researchers in the...

How museums can remove barriers to access for blind and partially sighted people

We tend to think of museums and galleries as visual spaces, but it’s important to remember that a visit to a museum can be just...

What social prescribing can do for museums

With COVID-19 turning society on its head for the past two years, we’re all more familiar with the concept and consequences of social isolation. We...

Combatting burnout in the museum sector

The term “burnout” isn’t a new one but it certainly feels like it’s a word that’s been on everyone’s lips for the last 12 months....