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January 20, 2024

Museums and ChillMuseums and Chill – How are museums and culture related to health and well-being?

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In this new episode of Museums and Chill, we talk to Professor Helene Chatterjee about the relationship of museums and culture to health and wellbeing

Discover how museum spaces serve as havens, fostering a sense of calm and inspiration. Can a visit to a museum really contribute to your overall wellbeing? Dr Charterjee shares ideas, backed by research, that can change your perspective.


Anapaula García Soto is Communications Coordinator at the International Council of Museums. Before joining ICOM, Anapaula worked on different communication projects. She holds a B.A. on Communication and Digital Media from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Masters in Creative Project Management, Culture and Design from the Rennes School of Business and the École européenne supérieure d’art de Bretagne.


Professor Helen Chatterjee is a Professor of Biology at UCL working across UCL Biosciences and UCL Arts & Sciences. Her research includes biodiversity conservation and evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health; she co-founded the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts and Health, Chairs the Royal Society for Public Health’s SIG in Arts and Health.


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