The research project, Art and Culture as Therapy against Alzheimers, returns to New York to take part in Practice & Progress: The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project Exchange, held at the Museum of Modern Art on April 15-16, 2013. This time our presentation includes the multi-sensorial project, Murcia Tart with Paco Torreblanca.
Other presenters on this topic include Lena Nordby of the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo, Norway; Yoko Hayashi of Arts Alive in Tokyo, Japan; Dawn Koceja of the Milwaukee Public Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Jessica Sack of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut; and a MoMA staff member.
Practice & Progress: The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project Exchange is an annual forum organized by MoMA and focuses on generating opportunities to think broadly and imaginatively about innovation in program content and delivery, and also to reflect specifically on program logistics, planning, and organization.
The two-day program will consist of panel discussions, experiential workshops in the Museum's galleries and studios, and smaller break-out sessions, and will cover such topics as interdisciplinary strategies for teaching with objects, innovative partnership models, and programmatic sustainability, among others. The aim is to provide numerous examples of ways of working with individuals with dementia that spawn meaningful interactions between individuals, art, ideas, and spaces so that participants can reflect.