The Mindful Museum: Using Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness to Engage with Cultural Collections
This interactive, 90 minute masterclass with guest teacher Louise Thompson on Tuesday 26 October at 17.00 hrs invites you to learn about the principles of trauma-sensitive mindfulness and how it can applied to deepen engagement with collections.
Louise will talk about her experience of mindful engagement with objects and curating a mindful exhibition in a large public gallery. She will also lead some short mindfulness practices using a painting.
In this masterclass we will explore:
the fundamentals of trauma-sensitive mindfulness
mindful looking with art
using music and mindfulness to create connection with objects
And Breathe… a mindful exhibition
Louise is a museums and wellbeing consultant as well as Health and Wellbeing manager at Manchester Art Gallery for the past 9 years. With 15 years of arts and health practice, she curates programmes of events, workshops and exhibitions that explore the relationship between culture, mindfulness and wellbeing. She has pioneered mindfulness practice in the cultural sector in the UK and has recently started working with other museums and galleries delivering talks and training. Louise has been invited to speak about her work in various cities across Europe and is very passionate about supporting cultural organisations to develop similar mindful wellbeing programmes.