Museums, Health and Wellbeing

‘Museums, health and wellbeing’ is a new book by Helen Chatterjee and Guy Noble. Exploring the role of museums in enhancing wellbeing and improving health through social intervention, the book draws together existing research and best practice in the area of museum interventions in health and social care and offers a detailed overview of the varied outcomes of such interactions, including benefits and challenges. Helen Chatterjee is Deputy Director of University College London Museums and a Senior Lecturer in Biology in the School of Life and Medical Sciences, UCL. Her book Touch in Museums: Policy and Practice in Object Handling was published in 2008. Guy Noble is the first appointed Arts Curator of the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.