Suspended due to COVID-19, we have now been able to resume and extend our popular series of Touch Tours, for visitors who are blind and partially sighted. Participants and educators are thrilled to get back into the museum spaces, and to touch, explore and handle real museum objects and sculptures in person. Since the museums’ reopening following lockdown, there has… Read full article
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
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