Museums and Well-being (Paperback)

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Museums and Well-being outlines the historical development of well-being within museums and offers a critical engagement with this field from a museum studies perspective. The essential thesis of the book is that well-being is a collective action.

The book utilises the Five Ways to Well-being as a model: Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give and Take Notice. Each of these Ways are explored through a specific museum object illustrating the important role collections can play in museum well-being. The book considers how museum well-being, and the austerity project became entwined, and how the COVID-19 pandemic supercharged growth in this field. The book explores such diverse topics as walking, slow art, social capital, Virginia Woolf, body positivity, collective joy, identity, art therapy, yoga, Squid Game, Effective Altruism, mindfulness, gift exchange, the Preston model, the limits of data, sketching, photography, inclusive spaces, and workplace well-being. The book signposts a vast array of existing information, and offers a critical engagement with current practices.

Museums and Well-being is aimed initially to students of museum studies programmes, it is also an ideal book for museum staff who need to add a well-being component to their existing programming; or to reconsider existing programming from the perspective of well-being.

About the Author

Rose Cull is Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs. She holds an MS in Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and a BA in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin. Rose has worked at institutions in Europe and the USA. Rose is a lifelong yoga practitioner as well as a YMCA qualified yoga instructor with a certificate in teaching yoga.Daniel Cull ACR is Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs. He holds an MA and an MSc in Conservation, and a BSc in Archaeology from the University College London, he is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer. Daniel has worked at institutions in the UK and USA. Daniel is authorised to teach Mindfulness Meditation, and is a practitioner in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367756710
ISBN-10: 0367756714
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 7th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English