The contribution of arts and culture to health and well-being has received considerable attention over the last ten years from researchers, funders and government. In this briefing session, a panel of experts will present state-of-the-art thinking on this contribution, and their perspective on what needs to be better understood. Participants are invited to debate what kind of evaluation and evidence is needed to fill research gaps and build the evidence base.
We aim to ignite curiosity about how heritage science can contribute to this very active area of research and public policy interest. We hope that this event will inspire new collaborations in health, well-being and culture and that it will encourage participants to think about heritage science research and its application to this field.
This seminar will be of interest to:
- Researchers and cultural organisations interested in exploring the opportunities for research in cultural heritage and health and well-being
- People already active in the field of heritage science research
- Individuals or organisations engaged in cultural and arts well-being initiatives.
- Professor Helen Chatterjee, UCL and National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing
- Professor Nick Barratt, Honorary Associate Professor of Public History, University of Nottingham
- Dr Christina Buse, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of York
- Dr Tony Munton: Managing Director, Matrix Evidence
- 17.30–18.00: Registration
- 18.00–20.00: Speakers’ panel and debate
- 20.00–21.00: Reception
This event is offered by the National Heritage Science Forum as part of a series aimed at sharing the ‘state of the art’ of topics of relevance to academic, higher education and heritage sectors to provoke reflection, encourage debate and stimulate collaboration.