GEM is keen to hear from museums, galleries and heritage sites that have taken a strategic approach to health and wellbeing, considering positive wellbeing impact for all visitors.
Engagement with museums, heritage sites and other arts and culture organisations has been linked to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for visitors. Studies commissioned by the DCMS, Heritage Alliance, Arts Council and other sector organisations have particularly highlighted benefits for children’s social development, memory function in older age, and wellbeing improvements in adults. Art Fund’s Wellbeing report reveals that people who visit museums and galleries report a greater sense of satisfaction with their lives than those who have never visited.
The aim of these case studies is to provide an opportunity for those working within learning in museums, heritage and cultural settings to share examples of best practice (and challenges met along the way) with colleagues working in the field.
The initial deadline for case study suggestions is Friday, 4th March 2022. For more information visit GEM.