Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing will be holding its first conference at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 2 March 2016. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health & wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.

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The day will offer opportunities for networking and sharing information about museum & wellbeing activities. A ‘market place’ area will showcase museums’ work in this field – download the open call for pop-up stands and/or posters by clicking on the link below if you are interested in participating.

Delegates can also take part in a range of practical, hands-on activities in the afternoon, including behind the scenes tours of the Whitworth; mindfulness sessions in the galleries; object handling for wellbeing workshops and walking tours of the gardens. The event will end with a performance and wine reception.

This one-day event is aimed at museum professionals looking to develop their health & wellbeing offer as well as those interested in working in partnership with museums including health and social care workers, artists and art-therapy practitioners.

Click this link for further information or contact National Alliance Coordinator Krisztina Lackoi, k.lackoi@ucl.ac.uk

Download the Open Call for Marketplace Participation (pdf)

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Bedrock: exhibition of new artwork by Nicola Dale

Do you remember the workshop From Coal Mining to Data Mining we held in November? We are now inviting you to attend the opening of the exhibition associated with this project, of Nicola Dale‘s artwork inspired by historical arthritis research with coal miners as research subjects and by conversations with former miners.

21 January, 6-8pm (exhibition continues till 24 January)
ArtWork Atelier, 95 Greengate, Salford M3 7NG (entrance on Queen Street, about 5-10 minutes walk from Manchester Cathedra)

Here is a map

And here is an invitation on Nicola’s own blog site, with some interesting links.

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Download the poster (pdf)

Events at the Whitworth

Happy New Year to you all from the Medical Humanities Lab. Lab member Wendy Gallagher asked us to let you know about the following events held at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Coffee, Cake and Culture

Making culture accessible to people living with dementia and their carers

Fully supported museum visits for people with dementia and their family members or care partners, on Thursdays the 28 January, 25 February, 31 March, 28 April and 26 May, from 2 to 4pm. Attendance free.

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Aesthetics of Anatomy

Life drawing classes in the study of anatomy. Last Thursday of every month, £5 per session – all materials provided. Book your sessions here.

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For more information, please contact wendy.gallagher@manchester.ac.uk