The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is a place where information about museums and health can be shared; to improve existing practice, help build resilience and provide resources and support for those individuals and organisations working in this area of activity. The Alliance is funded by Arts Council England. To find out more about Arts Council England please go to www.artscouncil.org.uk
Museums and wellbeing week and third conference news
Our third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! Please send us details of your events for Museums and Wellbeing Week. More information can be found about how to get involved here.
Tickets for the conference will go on sale on 5 January at 10am. Please visit here to book.
We’re pleased to announce that the future Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be officially launched at the conference. The line-up includes speakers Emma Hanson the Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support from Kent County Council and Jane Povey GP and Founding Director of Creative Inspiration Shropshire. Workshop sessions exploring green wellbeing, evaluation, embedding wellbeing as an organization, staff wellbeing, piloting provision and working with learning disabled artists to design and deliver arts activities for children and families.
Future Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance announced
The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing are pleased to announce that from April 2018 we will be merging to become a new Sector Support Organisation, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA). Funded by Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Fund 2018-2022, the new organisation will be led by Arts & Health South West. For further information see the press release CHWA Press release FINAL.
All Party Parliamentary Working Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing report published
During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. The Alliance was involved in chairing a round table on museums and health in 2016 which informed the report which can be found here.
The Museums for Health and Wellbeing report outlining our research findings can be downloaded here.
SECOND MUSEUMS FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE
The second national conference of the National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing was held at the Thackray Museum, Leeds on 6 March 2017. Second Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference Programme
Presentations from the conference can be found below:
THE FIRST MUSEUMS FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE
Was held on 2 March 2016, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester
Conference delegates during the Object handling for Wellbeing breakout session, photograph (c) Andy Ford