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Montreal museum partners with doctors to ‘prescribe’ art

Category: Health

This short read describes an art museum’s deliberate pursuit of collaborations to offer patients opportunities for museum visits and art therapy, as well as their involvement in helping measure impact on well-being and health.

“In a statement, Dr Hélène Boyer, with the Médecins francophones du Canada, said there is a growing body of research that suggests contact with art has a positive impact on people’s health.”

-Dr Hélène Boyer

Montreal physicians will soon have a new possible prescription for their patients: fine art. A doctors' organisation and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) are partnering to allow physicians to write prescriptions for free museum visits. The initiative is being billed as the first of its kind in the world.

Continue Reading at BBC News

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