ISBN: 978-90-5006-197-1

Netherlands - International Document

Unforgettable: How to make art and culture accessible to people with dementia and their loved ones


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Droes, F. (translated by McDonnell S), Heesbeen A, Hendriks I, Koelewijn J, Meiland, R-M, Van den Hout L

Year of Publication:
2017

Publisher(s):
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam/VU medisch centrum

Publication Type:
Guides

Abstract:

This publication, produced by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Van Abbemuseum and VU medical centre (VUmc), provides a guide for the cultural sector addressing how to make art and culture accessible to people with dementia and their loved ones. The contents are based on the results of the nationwide rollout of the Unforgettable programme and the associated scientific study performed by the Psychiatry Department of VUmc Amsterdam.

The purpose of this publication is to help anyone who is interested in setting up their own
programme for people with dementia and their loved ones. It is targeted at cultural institutions, but can also be used by institutions caring for people with dementia that wish to incorporate art and culture into their activities. Unforgettable was inspired by the Meet Me at MoMA programme of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was developed by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum in 2013, with financial support from two charities for the elderly: Fonds Sluyterman Van Loo Fund and Stichting RCOAK.



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Museums

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Heesbeen, A., Van den Hout, L., Droes, R-M., Hendriks, I., Koelewijn, J., Meiland, F. (2017). Onvergetelijk : Kunst en cultuur toegankelijk maken voor mensen met dementie en hun dierbaren [Unforgettable : How to make art and culture accessible to people with dementia and their loved ones]. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum.