Museum of Cycladic Art

Marble figurines, painting, pottery and other creative and mind stimulating activities in a unique program that brought art into nursing homes.

In 2019, we collaborated with the Museum of Cycladic Art, designing a program aiming at enriching the lives of the elderly in care homes, by bringing the fascinating world of a museum closer to them. The design focused on the active participation of the elderly with each session encouraging creativity through art.

We have visited 12 care homes. The main theme was the Cycladic civilization through art with many activities especially designed for nursing home residents -including the bedridden patients- and for people living with dementia. These activities comprised visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli, associations, material composition and creation encouragement using the “Connotation Thought Principle” of thāllo; indicatively, those visits included:

An adapted introduction to the Cycladic culture for people living with dementia,

Presentation of a series of rocks and marbles from Cyclades’ islands,

Presentation of indicative exhibit replicas (marble figurines),

Listening to various natural sounds from the islands (sensory oriented activity),

Presentation of herbs found in Cyclades (sensory oriented activity),

Game with fragments from archaeological finds using exhibit replicas (sensory oriented activity),

Pottery and painting workshops.

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