Contemporary visual art and the wellbeing of older people: policy and practice seminar
Various presentations from the events
aim of this seminar was to identify issues and questions associated
with older people, the arts and wellbeing and health from the
perspectives of the project partners and identify how research and those
of other research groups working in this area can help satisfy them.
Key questions addressed were:
- What does research tell us about the relationship between older people’s engagement with contemporary visual art and wellbeing?
- How can this contribute to policy and
practice in terms of instrumental impact (contributing directly to the
way that policy is developed, implemented and audited and conceptual
impact (capacity building, improving understanding)?
- How can this contribute to new policy and
practice that helps to satisfy the needs of older people who engage with
galleries displaying contemporary visual art; museum/gallery/arts
practitioners/charities/agencies who work with older people and the arts
and; policy makers?
Alan Walker, NDA Director's presentation
Alice Thwaite - Equal Arts
Bruce Davenport and Zoe Brown - Research into Practice- Practice into Research, University
of Newcastle upon Tyne and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
Lynne Corner - Changing Age: A Policy Perspective, Institute
for Ageing and Health/ University of
Newcastle upon Tyne
Dave O'Brien - Measuring Value and Values, City University, London
Maggie Maxwell, Images, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh
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