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Visual Art: Dementia Inclusive Tour at IMMA

7 Dec 2018 (Past)

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham

Art can trigger conversations and connections that don’t rely on memory, providing a great framework for a morning or afternoon visit to your local gallery or museum.

Are you living with Dementia or do you know someone who is? Did you know that IMMA offers free dedicated tours for people with dementia and their carers, friends and family?

IMMA is part of the Azure Network and offers special tailor-made tours of specific artworks so that participants have the chance to discuss and explore the exhibitions. All tours are delivered by IMMA staff members who are specially trained in facilitating art tours for people with dementia.

Finish up with an optional complimentary tea or coffee and a chat in IMMA’s on-site café.

The next tour takes place this Friday 7th September at 11am, meeting at IMMA’s main reception.

Upcoming Tours:
Friday, 7th December, 11.00am – 12.30pm, Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master.

How to Book?
You can book for an Azure tour by contacting Bairbre-Ann edcommbooking@imma.ie or phone 01 612 9955. If booking in advance doesn’t suit, people with dementia and their family, friends and carers are also more than welcome to come along to the tour as a ‘drop-in’ attendees – just meet us at reception at the time/date mentioned above.

We also offer AZURE tours to Dementia Care facilities or Dementia Support Organisations who wish to bring groups to visit IMMA. A tour can be specially arranged by contacting Bairbre-Ann as above.

What to expect?
Read the recent blog to get more details on what you can expect from Azure tours at IMMA, and to find out more about the Azure Network nationwide. You can also read more about the programme on thejournal.ie or Irish Times.

If you would like to stay up to date with all the latest dementia-friendly tours and events at IMMA please join the Azure Mailing list by selecting it from the list on this webpage.

IMMA is part of the Azure Network, an alliance of cultural organisations that aim for greater inclusion of people with dementia in an Irish cultural context. Inspired by the ‘Meet Me at MoMA’ programme for people with dementia at MoMA, New York, Azure’s primary objective is to reduce the barriers experienced by people with dementia and their carers in accessing cultural organisations, and to ensure that every aspect of their engagement with these organisations is sensitive to their needs.

A previous Azure Network Dementia Friendly Tour at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, facilitated by Bairbre-Ann Harkin, Butler's Education Curator.

You don’t need your memory to continue to look at art and discuss it. It’s constant throughout the entire conversation.

Colette Sheridan, The Irish Times


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