Shared narratives: museum, memory boxes and art therapy

Reedy, Kelly and Wong, Daniel (2019) Shared narratives: museum, memory boxes and art therapy. Australian and New Zealand journal of arts therapy, 14 (1). pp. 32-35. ISSN 1833-9948

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Title: Shared narratives: museum, memory boxes and art therapy

The therapeutic art project and showcase, ‘Shared narratives: Museum, memory boxes and art therapy’, was a collaboration between LASALLE College of the Arts, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS), and St Luke’s ElderCare Centres (SLEC), with funding by The Ireland Funds Singapore. It was based on a shared belief in the benefits of and connection between heritage, narratives and well-being when working in the field of art therapy with older people. It drew on findings from an extensive three - year research year research study by Todd, Camic, Lockyer, Thomson and Chatterjee (2017) at the School of Lifeand Medical Sciences at University College London, that studied how museum-based interventions offered participants a soothing and calming environment to develop narratives that can promote social inclusion and positive well-being. The therapeutic art project and showcase described in this discussion paper offered a unique, community-embedded learning experience for LASALLE Master of Art Therapy enrolled in a research-led teaching module and for a small group of Bachelor of Arts Management students. As the project leaders and key educators, Reedy and Wong offer an introduction to this project and the associated major public exhibition and flag some emerging insights.

Subjects: Art therapy
Art therapy > Art therapy -- Older people
Divisions: Centre for Research in the Arts
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 03:28
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 05:14
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