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ERIC Number: EJ1061714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Museum Education and Art Therapy: Promoting Wellness in Older Adults
Rosenblatt, Brooke
Journal of Museum Education, v39 n3 p293-301 Oct 2014
By combining museum education with art therapy, museums can make significant contributions to healthcare. The Creative Aging program at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., unites these fields, using artworks and art-making as catalysts to explore feelings, invite self-exploration, and build community. The program fosters an interest in art among older adults and provides them with an empowering sense of accomplishment. Programs like Creative Aging are particularly important to museums today since the population of older adults in the U.S. is increasing rapidly, and is expected to more than double by 2040.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia