A new program in Australia follows similar programs at the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem in using the visual arts to ease dementia symptoms [Hyperallergic]
The World Health Organization released a report that provides that evidence that art improves general health and well-being. The document brings together findings from 900 publications over 19 years. [Hyperallergic]
Each year, the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia hosts a two hour “Clinician’s Eye” workshop for second-year medical students. The workshop allows medical students to work on their observational skills and practice gathering clues to formulate decisions.
Curator M. Jordan Love, medical humanities professor Marcia Childress, and docent coordinator Emily Lazaro worked with students throughout this workshop.
Childress argued, “In a museum setting, we can slow down that process for them. It helps build reflexes they will need in a clinical setting, when they have to react and learn very quickly.” [UVA Today]