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Museum to Host Exhibition of Work by Those Living with Dementia

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The Infirmary Medical Museum will be hosting a celebration, over the coming fortnight, of artwork produced by people living with dementia.

The ‘Looking Out, Looking In’ exhibition explores the meaning of home; looking outwards to real or idealised views from a window, and in through special places and items.

The work was completed during short courses held in the University’s Jenny Lind Chapel in May and July, with the courses enabling participants to gain skills, meet new people and work alongside fused glass artist Sue Purser Hope.

The project was open to anyone living with dementia and The Infirmary worked alongside Worcestershire’s Alzheimer’s Society, a local care home and with guidance from the University’s Association for Dementia Studies.

Carol Bowsher, the museum’s Learning and Access Officer, says: “This has been a super project to be involved with. It has been great to hear everyone’s stories about the tiles they have made from seeing their favourite places.

“The exhibition looks fantastic in the Jenny Lind Chapel; the colour of the stained glass windows alongside the made glass sets the work off perfectly.”

The exhibition opened last Saturday (August 16) and runs until Saturday 30 August, over the Worcester Festival period.

The exhibition is open to all, and is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. The Jenny Lind Chapel can be found on the ground floor of the University’s Charles Hastings building, which is based on the City Campus.