When Gallery = Community (2017 Montreal)

Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

The Art Gallery of Burlington is home to seven artists' guilds. Some of these guild members were the original volunteer docents and carry with them the living history of the gallery. In a program established by the Art Gallery of Burlington, docents and guild members come together to provide dementia-friendly programming for members of the Burlington community in affiliation with the Alzheimer's Society. In this Breakout Session participants will discuss the challenges of working with this population, how to present an engaging and enriching docent program and discuss the benefits of linking the guilds with this specialized program.

Presenters: Becky Hewis and Lisa Meecham

Theme Category: Community Outreach