Module References

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Module 1 References

Alzheimer Society of Canada. (2017). How Canadians perceive stigma 

Alzheimer Society of Canada 

Alzheimer Society of Toronto 

Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton & Halton 

Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH). (2019). Final Report to the Ontario Trillium Foundation from the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Prepared by E. Coker, J. Humphrey, and M. Montemuro.

Camic, P. M., Tischler, V., & Pearman, C. H. (2014). Viewing and making art together: A multi-session art-gallery-based intervention for people with dementia and their carers. Aging Mental Health, 18(2), 161-68.

Chatterjee, H. J. & Thomson, L. J. M. (2015). Museums and social prescribing. In: Robertson HL (Ed.)  The caring museum: New models of engagement with ageing. Edinburgh, Museums: 304-341.

Dementia-Friendly Canada

Hazzan, A., Humphrey, J., Kilgour-Walsh, L. et al. (2016). Impact of the ‘Artful Moments’ intervention on persons with dementia and their care partners: A pilot study. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 19(2). Available through open access at: Vol. 19 No. 2 (2016) | Canadian Geriatrics Journal 

Program videos filmed in The Collection exhibition, 2022 installation, and The Bigger Picture.

Melanie Authier (Canadian, b. 1980)    Harlequin    2020
acrylic on canvas, Gift of the artist, 2021

Eugene Carriere (French, 1849-1906)    La Peinture (Painting)    c.1899
oil on canvas, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002

Lester Coloma (Canadian)    Masquerade    2021
acrylic on drywall, AGH lobby mural

Patterson Ewen (Canadian, 1925-2002)    Red Sea    1989 
acrylic and metal on gouged plywood, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Purchased with funds from the Alfred Wavell Peene and Susan Nottle Peene Memorial, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Charitable Foundation and the Volunteer Committee, 1990

Simon Frank (Canadian b. Scotland 1968)    View (After Johnston)     2016 
acrylic, oil stick, log-marking hammer on reclaimed plywood, Gift of the artist, 2022

Betty Goodwin (Canadian 1923-2008)    The cry   2000 
steel, oil stick, bronze and wire, Gift of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, 2022

Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook    Frank Panabaker   1959 
bronze, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, 1969

Rita Letendre (Canadian, 1928-2021)    Mirage    1958
oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of the Volunteer Committee, 1988

Marla Panko (Canadian, b.  1958)    Anthem (Barcode)    2020
linen, wool and hand-stitching on canvas, Gift of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, 2021

Marian Dale Scott (Canadian, 1906-1993)    Bud    c. 1939
oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Purchased with funds from the Esther Marshall Memorial Fund, the Volunteer Committee and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, 2003

Christina Sealey (Canadian b. 1973)    Transitions 1 (Self-Portrait)    2001
oil on linen, Art Gallery of Hamilton ,Gift of the Women’s Art Association of Hamilton, 2020

Lorne James Toews     Hugh   1994
oil on canvas, Collection of the Artist

Joyce Weiland (Canadian, 1931-1998)    The Camera’s Eyes    1966
quilted fabric, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Irving Zucker, 1992

Robert Whale (Canadian b. England 1805-1887)    View of Hamilton    1862
oil on canvas   

Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Bert and Barbara Stitt Family Collection, 1982

Lisa Wohrle   Black Friars   1990
oil on linen, Collection of the Artist

Humphrey, J., Montemuro, M., Coker, E., et al. (2017). ‘Artful Moments’: A framework for successful engagement in an arts-based programme for persons in the middle to late stages of dementia. Dementia, 18(6) Available online at

Kilgour-Walsh, L. (Spring 2020). ‘Artful Moments’: Building connections through art. MUSE Magazine. Spring 2020 pg. 16.

Livingston, L., Persin, G. F.., & Del Signore, D. (2016). Art in the moment: Evaluating a therapeutic wellness program for people with dementia and their care partners. Journal of Museum Education, 41(2), 100-109.

MacPherson, S., Bird, M., Anderson, K., Davis, T., & Blair, A. (2009). An art gallery access programme for people with dementia: ‘You do it for the moment’. Aging & Mental Health, 13(5), 744-752.

Public Health Agency of Canada. (2017)  Dementia in Canada, including Alzheimer’s disease: Highlights from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System.

Rosenberg, F. (2009). The MoMA Alzheimer’s project: Programming and resources for making art accessibility to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Art & Health, 2(1): 93-97.

Thomson, L. J. & Chatterjee, H. J. (2015). Measuring the impact of museum activities on well-being: Developing the Museum Well-Being Measures Toolkit. Museum Management and Curatorship, 30(1): 44-62.

Todd, C., Camic, P. M., Lockyer, B., Thomson, L. J. M., & Chatterjee, H. J. (2017). Museum-based programs for socially isolated older adults: Understanding what works. Health & Place, 48, 47-55.

University of Waterloo. (2016). Canadian Index of Wellbeing 

Module 1: Artworks On View In Photos And Videos

Module 1 videos with Laurie filmed in the William Blair Bruce Memorial exhibition.

Module 1 videos with Tyler filmed in The Collection, 2022 installation.

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Artful Moments’ core value is the sharing of knowledge. This has been with us since the beginning. Together we have combined our skills, passions, and areas of expertise to develop a program that embraces the social and wellbeing potential of museums along with the rigour expected from museum programs.

 Artful Moments is guided by extensive knowledge and best practices in dementia care. We continue to learn from each other and collaborate on a program that we love. We are so pleased to share our experiences with you.

Introducing Learning Modules

Artful Moments - What is cognition – A woman looks at paintings in an art gallery.

Module 1: Dementia and Museums

Understand the philosophy and impact of Artful Moments, as well as how to use this website to develop your own program.

Artful Moments - A participant draws a self-portrait during a hands-on class.

Module 2: Understanding the Participant

Understand the impact of dementia on a person and how the changes in the brain that are caused by dementia can affect their participation in an Artful Moments-style program.

Artful Moments - A group of participants compare two paintings, Bud by Marion Dale Scott, 1939 and Transitions I (self portrait) by Christina Sealey, 2001.

Module 3: Understanding Environment

Learn how to apply your knowledge of dementia to create a program environment that maximizes the safety, accessibility, and comfort of your participants and facilitators in order to promote engagement and wellbeing.

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