Cultural Heritage for Mental Health 2

/ International conference

That culture can create a social value and have a positive impact on health and wellbeing is not just a matter of belief. It’s possible, provided that cultural organisations develop sustainable offerings or develop community engagement in close co-operation with communities, third parties in the care and social sectors and the health sector. Engagements that meet the needs of people and communities, no other agenda.

In many places around the world archives, libraries, museums, galleries, universities and organisations in the health care sector are working together on long-term trajectories, projects and innovative activities. Many of these focus on using collections or creative community engagement to improve the wellbeing of people as well as measuring and evaluating the impact of those interventions.

This conference wants to bring together, on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th December 2020 in Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent (Belgium), individuals from the public, academic and voluntary sectors to promote learning, discussion and debate around cultural interventions with the aim of improving the wellbeing and health of people recovering from mental health problems or people in a vulnerable situation. More info about the event on the Faro website. 


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