The seminar takes place at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Book your place on museums and wellbeing seminar

Geraldine Kendall, 18.03.2014
One-day event on the role museums can play in health
A number of places are still available at the Museums Association’s (MA) upcoming MP seminar In Good Health, which will explore how museums can contribute to the health and wellbeing agenda.

The one-day event in Newcastle will look at how museums across the UK can expand their role in delivering public sector health outcomes and make wellbeing central to their organisational aims.

In Good Health is a great opportunity for curators, museum managers, educators and outreach staff to learn how they can make the case for the wellbeing and health agenda to their stakeholders and audiences.

Sessions will explore how to evaluate and demonstrate impact, maximise funding opportunities that are available and develop successful and long-lasting partnerships with external organisations.

The event will feature a range of expert speakers from across the museum, health and academic sectors, including Helen Chatterjee, head of research and teaching for UCL Museums and Public Engagement, and Paul Camic, professor of psychology and public health at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Maurice Davies, the MA’s head of policy and events, will deliver an interactive session on the practical applications of the MA’s Museums Change Lives report, which encourages museums to think about the impacts they can have on individuals and communities.

Other speakers will share practical case studies of museum work in this area, including Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums’ partnerships with the North East Council for Addictions, and Moving Forward.

The event takes place on 25 March 2014 at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. MA members are eligible for a discount on the event.


In good health: How museums can contribute to wellbeing