City Museums and Alzheimer’s
Strategies to build an inclusive community
May 25, 2017
Florence, Cinema La Compagnia and Museo Marino Marini
City Museums and Alzheimer’s is the multiplier event organised by the Marino Marini Museum of Florence, focused on the role that museums and art can have on creating dementia friendly communities.
In line with the goals of MA&A project, central themes were training of educators and policies aimed at creating of an integrated network of cultural and social services that can contribute to people well-being.
If we want museum activities dedicated to people with Alzheimer’s to be widespread, we need to ensure quality through coordination and training. At the same time, we must consider that museum projects only make sense if they are located in a broader and more comprehensive perspective.
In the morning, in a plenary session at Cinema La Compagnia, the theme of training was presented through the European project, Museums Art and Alzheimer’s, with its implications in the Tuscan territory, through an interesting comparison of international experiences. Policies aimed at facilitating the cultural and social inclusion and well-being of people living with dementia were addressed through a panel moderated by journalist Michele Farina, open to questions and public interventions.
In the afternoon, at Marino Marini Museum, training workshops were held on facilitation strategies and experiences of encounter with art.
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Chiara Lachi, Michela Mei
Workshop at Marino Marini Museum