Museums and Wellbeing – What’s the Connection?

The Art Fund’s new Calm and Collected report has highlighted the ways in which museums currently impact our wellbeing and how this can be improved . This report is based on a survey of over 2,500 adults in the UK, as well as a small number of in-depth interviews. It assesses rising levels of stress and anxiety across the UK, and the difficulties we have in creating space for ourselves. It sets out the benefits we perceive from visiting museums and galleries – including a sense of purpose, and meaning-making – and suggests that our wellbeing would be supported by more regular visits.

(The Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art and an advocate of UK museums and galleries.)

You can read the Calm and Collected report here.