Reminiscence and Loss: Building Museum Resilience
Bereavement and loss is a challenge we all face on a personal level at varying stages of our life. Projects in museums which touch on these issues in recent years have been on the rise. This includes reminiscence, oral history, memory cafes and ancestry activities in varying formats. These activities can deliver wellbeing, increased accessibility and engagement with our organisations. They can also be a vehicle to explore bereavement and loss, which can be positive but also provide mixed and challenging emotions for participants.
In order to support visitors and users it is important for all organisations embarking on work in this area to have a full understanding of the benefit and risks of these projects, and how to manage them with public benefit at the heart of activity.
MDEM are pleased to be partnering with Cruse Bereavement Care a charity providing care for individuals dealing with loss, to explore these issues further and equip delegates with skills and ideas to undertake projects with awareness and confidence.
On the day Cruse Bereavement Care will be delivering a targeted session on bereavement and loss. This will then be followed by case studies of reminiscence practice from the East Midlands from Erewash Museum and others with a chance to apply the learning through a practical element.
MDEM will be providing light refreshments throughout the day but ask delegates to provide their own lunch.
Who is this training for:
This training is for museum staff and volunteers who are either involved in currently delivering reminiscence projects at their museum, or are interested in doing so. Due to the limited number of training places available, we can only accept 2 delegates from each organisation. Priority will be given to those from accredited museums or working towards accreditation.
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