West of England Learning Symposium 2018: Health, Heritage and Wellbeing

Roz Bonnet, 11.12.2017

West of England Learning Symposium 2018: Health, Heritage and Wellbeing

10am – 4.30pm, Wednesday 7 March 2018

The Neeld Hall, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3NR

Ticket price: it will be no more than £20 per person to attend. This will include all refreshments.

Overview of the day

The West of England Learning Symposium 2018 will be on the theme of health, heritage and wellbeing.  In the morning there will be four case studies on projects and partnerships which engaged children and young people, adults and the over 60s.  In the afternoon there will be workshops based on the morning case studies which you will be invited to select two you wish to attend prior to the day.

The case studies are:

  • Fresh Art: A Health and Heritage partnership – Promoting wellbeing through creativity and cultural engagement, a collaborative project with the Holburne Museum, Bath, Avon and Somerset Mental Health Service and Creativity Works
  • Opening Up Archaeology At The Museum of London Archive – an  archive project combine collections care work on archaeological material, digital photography and cataloguing by volunteers united by their mental health experiences and young adults with autism
  • Human Henge: archaeology and wellbeing at Stonehenge –  a collaborative project exploring the properties of Stonehenge as a place of healing. It​ explores​ the relationship​ between​ people,​ place​​ and​ the​ past
  • Museums on Prescription –  a three-year research project (2014-17) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the London and South East England between which investigated the value of heritage encounters in social prescribing in museums.

If you wish to register interest in attending please complete this online form by Monday 15 January 2018


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