Portals to the World is an outreach and engagement programme based in the University of Cambridge museums. The programme consists of multi-week courses and an alumni club designed to engage with both individuals with a dementia living in the community and their care partners.
Each museum offers its own programme using museum-based resources. Each week we enjoy a short talk by a museum staff member, followed by a hands-on experience, either handling related objects or a practical activity.
These are small group meetings with a focus on the participants’ abilities. They are specially designed for people living with dementia at home, both an individual with a diagnosis and his or her care partner.
Following on the course, course participants are included in an alumni group.
Portals to the World course at The Fitzwilliam Museum
We are pleased to invite you to the next Portals to the World art appreciation course beginning Tuesday, 13 October 2015 and continuing 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 a practical art activity or handling related art objects. Subjects can range from Impressionism to Twentieth century artwork and Egyptian objects to porcelain teapots.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge
FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please ring the Fitzwilliam Museum Education Office
on 01223 332 904.
Portals to the World course at the Polar Museum
We are pleased to invite you to the next Portals to the World polar appreciation course beginning Friday, 24 June 2016 and continuing for five weeks. Each week we will gather around the infamous Map Table at the Scott Polar Research Institute’s library for a short talk by a Museum staff member, followed by a hands-on experience, either handling related materials from the collection or a practical activity. Subjects range from deep sea life to the science of snow and intestine conservation to explorer diets.
The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge
FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL, please ring the Fitzwilliam Museum Education Office (who have kindly agreed to take all Portals to the World bookings and inquiries)
on 01223 332 904.