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Museum2Museum: New Visions for Museums & Public Health

Museum Development Officer for Kent & Medway

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Museum2Museum: New Visions for Museums & Public Health

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    Visual to Vocal at the Dulwich Picture Gallery                                                                                                      Join us and a great selection of speakers to find out how museums can play a vital role in addressing the health and well-being agenda.  

 Throughout the day, museums will: 

  • gain an overview of the health & well-being agenda in Kent and nationally; 
  • learn more about other barriers to access for audiences; 
  • hear from other museums; 
  • think about what you can do in your museum; 
  • find out where there is funding to enable you to do more; 
  • learn how you can monitor the impact on people's lives; 
  • network with local health providers

Programme of the day:

10.00 – 10.30       Arrival & refreshments

10.30 – 10.45       Introduction to the Health & Well-being agenda

   (Paul Camic, Professor of Psychology & Public Health;
   Research Director, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University

Paul will provide an overview of the national health and wellbeing strategy and why this is important to museums and how museums can consider responding. He will also discuss partnership development between museums, health and social care and charities.

10.45 – 11.15       What are the general barriers to access in museums?

                        (Shelley Boden, Access Consultant, Enable UK)

Shelley will talk about the potential barriers to access within museums that she has encountered from her different perspectives as museum professional, access auditor and facilitator of multi-sensory sessions - and how museums can welcome in groups of visitors with specific needs. She will refer to the next SENSATION session at Hove Museum and Art Gallery, aimed at blind and partially sighted young adults. 

11.15 – 12.00       What is dementia? Plus, hear from someone living with dementia

(Alison Culverwell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust)

Alison will provide delegates with a brief overview of what is dementia, how it typically may effect individuals at a cognitive, emotional and practical level, and how it affects those close to them. She will discuss the importance of social inclusion, the arts and wellbeing.  

12.00 – 13.00       Lunch (provided)

13.00 – 14.15       Museum Case Studies:

        • Tunbridge Wells Museum (Jeremy Kimmel)
        • The Beaney (Mitch Robertson)
        • Examples from across the country (Dulwich Picture Gallery, Liverpool Museums, Whitworth Art Gallery)

14.15 – 14.30       Refreshment break

14.30 – 15.00       How to commission public health projects

                           (Ivan Rudd, Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council)

Ivan will be exploring commissioning wellbeing interventions using examples from the creative sector and libraries including some of the practical challenges communicating the ‘Six Ways to Wellbeing Campaign’ in Kent.

15.00 – 15.30       Measuring your success 

                          (Paul Camic, Professor of Psychology & Public Health)

Paul will discuss different pragmatic approaches to assessing and measuring health and wellbeing programmes that can be used by museums with a specific focus on how such approaches will differ depending on the 'audience' of the evaluation (e.g commissioners, local councils, general public, etc).

15.30 – 16.00       What next? Networking opportunities

16.00                    End

This session is being delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University's Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology.

Do you have questions about Museum2Museum: New Visions for Museums & Public Health? Contact Museum Development Officer for Kent & Medway
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The Beaney
15 High St
CT1 2RA Canterbury
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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