Conversations on Art: Dementia-Friendly Tours

Conversations on Art: Dementia-friendly tours at the Chester Beatty Library

The month of May is upon us and  the Chester Beatty Library is celebrating the annual Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. This month we will launch a newly designed tour programme, Conversations on Art, designed for people living with dementia and their loved ones. Visitors are invited to join us for a cup of tea/coffee in the Silk Road Café, where everyone can relax and enjoy a light conversation in the contemplative and airy surroundings. In the galleries, tours aim to inspire and entertain with a combination of information on the collection, and reflections on  visitor’s own impressions, opinions and interests. These tours are held once a month with rotating themes.

Monday 29 May 2017, 12 noon, Chinese Art Tour

On Monday 29 May we will explore symbols in Chinese art. Our Guide Joan, will take us on a journey through imperial China and unfold hidden meanings of colours, shapes and icons as seen in the  galleries. Participants are encouraged to contribute with their reflections and observations. More tours are scheduled for June, July and August.

The Library is part of the Azure Network, an association of cultural organisations and aims for a deeper involvement by cultural institutions for those living with dementia and their family members or carers. It is based on the Meet me at MoMA programme, developed and based at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The tours are free but limited to a maximum of ten participants.

For further details and bookings please contact Heidi on tel: 014070766.

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