From the Sedgwick Museum to my living room

With their doors closed, staff at home and social distancing the new norm, how did Museums continue to play an active and relevant role in people’s lives? Nicola Skipper shares her experience here of developing and delivering a remote session designed to engage the University of Cambridge Museum’s Portals to the World participants; people with a dementia diagnosis or cognitive… Read full article

From the Museum of Zoology to our Garden

With their doors closed, staff at home and social distancing the new norm, how can and how are Museums continuing to play an active and relevant role in people’s lives? Sara Steele and Matt Hayes share their experience of developing and delivering a remote pilot session designed to engage the UCM’s Portals to the World participants; people with a dementia… 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