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Art and Dementia Symposium

Tuesday 24 September
National Gallery of Australia
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The Art and Dementia Symposium will celebrate the impact and legacy of the Gallery’s Program.

This evening event, open to the public, will highlight national and international perspectives in the field. Adriane Boag, Program Producer, Art and Dementia at the NGA will outline the role of the NGA with an international highlight from the founder of Arts Alive Yoko Hayashi who will outline the unique growth of this field in Japan. Yoko will provide insight into the care of older people and the role of galleries in Japan and share some of the common principles of delivering a tour for people living with Dementia despite cultural differences.

In addition, new research to measure the impact of participation in the arts will be presented by Nathan D’Cahuna PhD Candidate, University of Canberra. Nathan will share the results of his 2018 research study into bio markers for mood and agitation conducted with participants in the NGA Art and Dementia Program.

This event will also be live-streamed via the NGA Facebook.