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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....

In conversation with: Louise Thompson, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Manchester Art Gallery

“I’m a bit of a health and wellbeing nerd and I’m in my dream job, so I just love exploring how we can make museums...

In conversation with: Sander Daams, Head of Education, Groninger Museum

How can museums support highly stressed and sometimes traumatised individuals to improve their mental health, reduce isolation and develop their skillset in the process?  That’s...

The role of museums in supporting the wellbeing of children and families

When we consider the modern lifestyle there often seems to be a distinct lack of good old-fashioned, wholesome fun to be found. Although advances in...

How can museums improve their staff wellbeing?

In any workplace, staff wellbeing plays a vital role in ensuring that the environment is healthy, harmonious and productive. Without a valued team that pulls...

The importance of Mental Health First Aid in museums

The provision of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is growing as a trend across many industry sectors around world. Yet capitalising on its popularity isn’t...

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...

Mansfield Museum unveils ‘arts on prescription’ project to help victims of domestic abuse

At a time when domestic violence incidents have soared across the world with women becoming more vulnerable as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, Mansfield Museum...

Museum’s ‘Chatter Box’ Programme Helps People With Dementia

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) said that it had been using what it referred to as an ‘unusually quiet time’ to make...

How attractions are using trails to take their work into the open air

COVID-19 has changed the way that we use our outside spaces. Through the course of the pandemic, getting outside has been an opportunity for exercise,...

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...

Best practice in health education in Museums

Educating the population about health issues is an important part of keeping people healthy and well. Health education encompasses physical, mental, social and emotional health....

Researchers Suggest That Museum Visits Lead to Longer Lives

Museum trips and visits to art galleries are often thought of as good for the soul – a means of satisfying our curiosity about the...

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...

Mindfulness for Museum Professionals

There may be a few souls out there who still believe that academics, librarians and museum professionals live cloistered lives away from the hurly-burly of...

Access issues at Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson installation provoke anger

Limited access to an Olafur Eliasson art installation in Tate Modern has provoked an angry response from Irish Sunday Independent writer Ciara O’Connor. While visiting...

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...