How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing

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This website is a chance to find out how culture works, and how it can make a real contribution to health and wellbeing. Health and Culture was developed from the Manchester Museums and Galleries Partnership, which provides creative arts for health programmes for the local community, hospital patients and staff. One key programme is +Culture Shots, a week-long series of free events, bringing art and culture into the hospital environment.

You can read more about the work of the partnership in our report below.

Health and Culture is also home to Not So Grim Up North, a research project looking at new methodologies for measuring the health and wellbeing impact of museum and gallery activities. The project is a partnership between researchers at University College London and museum partners, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

This website is designed to inform and inspire. We want you to start thinking about culture in a new way, or to contact us to find out how museums and galleries can help you improve the health and wellbeing of the patients in your care.