Gallery and Beyond: training to transform arts for older adults
This report explores how museums can inspire creativity and build exceptional arts programmes for people in later life and highlights how this momentum can be sustained within a museum setting. Michelle Weiner embarked on two journeys, the first over three-and-a-half weeks in America and the second over two weeks in Australia. During her travels, she visited seven cities and fourteen museums and galleries. Michelle worked with and alongside twenty-two art-based programmes for older adults and/or people with dementia. Michelle’s Fellowship aims to address why and how museums and galleries are engaging in this agenda to play an essential role for the social wellbeing of a global ageing population.