Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health

Home Event Symposium: Why Museums Matter for Mental Health
SYMPOSIUM for heritage, health and arts professionals but open to all

Friday 5 April, 10am–4.30pm
£30 (includes refreshments on arrival and welcome pack)
‘Increasingly museums are an essential part of the social health infrastructure as well as the cultural and we are very much an active part of that development. Since joining the Holburne probably the most affecting thing for me has been to see the profound impact the museum can have on individual lives. The delicate balance between reaching large audiences in some ways and smaller audiences with deeper levels of engagement is so important.’

Bringing together specialists from arts, heritage and health sectors, this cross sector learning event will talk about the benefits, challenges and outcomes of working together on Health and Heritage projects which use creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.
As well as keynote speakers from the heritage and health fields, the Holburne and its Bath museum partners will be sharing learning from our 3 year Pathways to Wellbeing programme and will focus on how Museums can act as inclusive, therapeutic spaces, inspiring creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.

You may also be interested in our Exhibition Why Museums Matter? and IN CONVERSATION
Why do Museums Matter? with Tristram Hunt (Director, V&A), Sonia Boyce, (Artist and Professor of Black Art & Design at University of the Arts London) and Chris Stephens (Director, Holburne) .