International Examples

Annual Anatomy of Sports Programme – Medical illustrators and athletes join forces to educate people about the human anatomy at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. For the Museum’s full list of events click here.

Autism in museums – A rich source of inspiration on the projects related to autism in USA.

Creative minds in medicine: A Cleveland creative intersection – A comprehensive report on innovative arts and health projects across Cleveland, including museum projects.

Deutsches Hygiene Museum – An example of great practice in exhibitions and other projects on the history of health education.

Meet me at the MoMa- Making art accessible to people with dementia.

Museum of Life Stories, Switzerland (within a care home) (German only)

Museums of Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, Spain – This essay is an account of work aimed at inclusion and democratisation of the museum space in the Museums of Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, Spain.  It includes overviews of projects with women survivors of violence and people with Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as thoughts on the rationale for such work, its challenges, and some good practice recommendations

Museums on call: How museums are addressing health issues – Report by the American Alliance of Museums showcasing 10 aspects of health care work in which US museums are making a significant contribution. Areas of activity include disease prevention, health literacy, medical training, mental health and nutrition and wellness.

Wexner Centre for the Arts, Ohio State University – An overview of projects running as part of the Art and Resilience programme at the Wexner Center for Arts.  These include work with people with traumatic and acquired brain injury, with veterans, with survivors of human trafficking, and with women recently released form prison.  Other projects include a weekly mindfulness drop-in session, screenings and community discussions.