Research

Art making reduces stress levels

New research from Drexel University indicates that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and opportunities for museums and galleries

The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and opportunities for museums and galleries

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in collaboration with the British Museum has produced a report examining the impact of population ageing on the cultural sector.

Museum object handling improves wellbeing of people with dementia

New research has found a connection between museum object handling and art viewing and improved wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers.

Research shows nurse health improved by arts activity

New research has found that arts activity, improves the wellbeing of nursing staff.

The researchers in Lithuania analysed the impact of arts engagement activities on the wellbeing of nursing staff and found significant improvements in subjective wellbeing.

Museum object handling in mental healthcare

A new paper from the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion offers preliminary support for museum object handling as a group intervention in mental health care.

Comres poll on impact of arts and culture on older people

Comres research demonstrates impact of arts and culture on health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people aged 65 and upwards.

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New research database from the Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida

The new database is a curated listing of over 1,000 articles specifically related to arts and health. AIM would be pleased to receive articles to add to the database.

Evaluation: ENB Dance for Parkinson’s programme

This case study looks at the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, and why it has been commissioned by a Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Collected resources from NCVO Making Connections events

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have have collated resources from their Making Connections events to give access to information and discussions shared on the day:

Research report: The role of the modern curator in hospital

A research report by Dr Hilary Moss of the National Centre for Arts & Health, Eire, and funded by the Meath Foundation.

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