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Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums of Social Conscience

Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums
Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums
Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums
Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums
Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums
Applied Storytelling, Well-being and Spirituality in Museums

Aims and Objectives: The volume of research on autoethnography as a practical research method amongst academics has increased in the past few years. There is little research on the use of this research method in an applied form by cultural/heritage activists. Whilst much heritage research focuses on the impact of exhibits on visitors there is little research on the impact on participants’ well-being (including impact on spirituality/connections to self, others and the environment) specifically in post-conflict heritage sites.

The Storybox Project

The Storybox Project

The Storybox Project is a creative storymaking project which engages, enlivens and empowers people living with a dementia, alongside the people that support them.

Originally funded as a pilot my Manchester City Council in 2010, it was then developed further through 3 years of funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Now it is predominantly a commissioned project, working with CCGs, public health teams, and individual care-homes.

A Right Old Song & Dance: evaluation

Organisation: 
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A Right Old Song and Dance was an Awards for All funded residency at Dorset County Hospital for a storyteller and musician who worked with patients on Barnes Ward, particularly those with dementia. It was conceived by the Arts in Hospital programme and nursing staff on the ward as a way to enhance the clinical and social wellbeing of patients and staff.

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Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England