Winter School Cultural Heritage & Outreach, a wellbeing perspective
Since 2014 FARO, the Flemish interface for cultural heritage, has organized with The National Archives (UK) the international Summer and Winter Schools Archives & Education to assist archivists in their professional development. For the edition in 2019, that took place in Antwerp, we’ve shifted our focus to the development of outreach programs for mental health.
During those five editions the participants came from Hong Kong, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Mexico, Denmark, Italy, Russia, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Estonia, and the United States. These training events have all been a success and the participants have found it a unique experience for learning and networking. You can see some pictures of the previous editions online (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019).
For the sixth edition in 2020 we focus on using heritage collections from museums for wellbeing activities. During five days the participants, depending on their level of experience, are going to be guided in developing an offering ranging for people with dementia in a residential setting to working with communities around mental health issues. The participants will come into contact with a wide range of methods and instruments that already are been used by inspiring cases were cultural heritage collections are used for the improvement of the wellbeing of specific target groups.
For this special edition FARO, accompanied by the Museum Dr. Guislain and the Heritage Center SCJM, travels to the Northeast of England to team up with the outreach team from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM). Together they’ll deliver the Winter School in Cultural Heritage & Outreach from Monday January 27th until Friday January 31 st 2020 in the amazing city of Newcastle.
Professionals working in cultural heritage organizations (museums, archives, galleries, libraries with special collections).
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.