Portals to the World at the Fitzwilliam Museum

We are pleased to announce our next Portals to the World art appreciation course beginning  5 February for nine weeks.

Each week we will gather in one of the galleries for a short talk by a Museum staff member, followed by a hands-on experience, either handling related art objects or a practical art activity. This nine week cultural journey is a collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum  and supports people living with dementia: both the person with memory challenges and his or her care partner.  We have built on the Museum’s ten years of experience and commitment working with people with dementia, added the expertise of dementiaCOMPASS and incorporated recent evidence of the value of social opportunities and art experience to develop a dynamic and enjoyable experience for both care partners.

Fitzwilliam MuseumTuesdays, 5 February – 2 April 2013
2pm – 4pm

FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please ring 01223 332 993.


Not sure if this course is meant for you?

We are offering a taster session on Tuesday 8 January 2013, at the Fitzwilliam Museum where we welcome both alumni from previous Portals courses and newcomers.  Participants will meet at the Museum’s courtyard entrance at 2pm, then join Richard Farleigh, the Newton Paper Conservator, who will introduce works by Samuel Palmer. We will end the session promptly at 4pm at which time you are free to visit the Museum’s art galleries until closing at 5pm.

TueFitzwilliam Museumsday 8 January 2013
2pm – 4pm

FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please ring 01223 332 993.


If you would like more information about the taster session or the February art appreciation course, please contact us at dementiaCOMPASS on 07876 350 638 or ring the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Education and Outreach office on 01223 332 993.

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