How do you create a museum session connecting art objects and people when there are no objects and there are no people ?

We have been working with Arts and Minds since 2015, delivering sessions for their Arts on Prescription courses and providing spaces for the groups to meet in. Arts on Prescription is a series of weekly meetings, led by a counsellor and an artist, for people experiencing mental health challenges. In the museums, we usually speak to the group in the… Read full article

Arts on Prescription

Two University of Cambridge Museums, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Fitzwilliam Museum, are working in partnership with Cambridgeshire charity Arts and Minds  to create Arts on Prescription courses and sessions, as part of a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project uses an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model which enables GPs, nurses and other care professionals… Read full article

Winter with Wintercomfort

“It’s something to look forward to – and that’s so important….” Wintercomfort are a Cambridge charity who support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes  – offering vital welfare services but also excellent opportunities for learning and development. Each month a group from Wintercomfort visits the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Visits are advertised at the… Read full article