News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing announce new events

AGE FRIENDLY MUSEUMS NETWORK CROSS-SECTOR CONFERENCE


The Age Friendly Museum’s Network will be holding a conference on Thursday 16 February at the British Museum. Which will be exploring current age friendly thinking and practice in museums developed through cross-sector collaborations. Themes will include: creativity and ageing, demographic change and its potential impact, the value of partnerships between practitioners from different sectors, how museums can support age friendly communities, innovative use of collections and working with those living with dementia and stroke survivors.

Tickets are free and can be booked here

MUSEUMS FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE

The second national conference of the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will be held at the Thackray Museum, Leeds on 6 March 2017. Only a few tickets remaining.
 
Speakers include: Chris Easton from Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust who will be talking about personalised care, Dr Marie Polly from the University of Westminster will be exploring social prescribing and Deborah Munt from the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing will be highlighting arts and health work which can inspire museums. Museum’s from across the Yorkshire region will also be showcasing their wellbeing work as part of interactive workshops from volunteering for wellbeing, how to integrate wellbeing across your museum and more!
 
Tickets have sold out but you can be added to the waiting list click here!

MAD HOUSE MY HOUSE? MUSEUMS AND WELLBEING WORKSHOP

Access All Areas is a theatre company that works with adults with learning disabilities. With the support of Hackney Museum and other partners the company has developed an accessible exhibition exploring the history of institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities.

The Museum will be hosting a workshop during Museums and Wellbeing week with Access All Areas to explore their working processes.

Please note there are only limited tickets available for people working in the heritage sector. Tickets are free, but due to capacity are limited to one ticket per person.

Further details can be found here

MUSEUMS & WELLBEING WEEK

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the second National Museums and Wellbeing Week from 6 -12 March 2017. This will be an opportunity for museums to showcase their health and wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work.

Further details of how you can get involved can be found here