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Set the Place – Alzheimer
Meetings at the Museum
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With Susana Anágua and Cristina Campos
MAAT tour Alzheimer Dementia
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MAAT tour Alzheimer Dementia
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Workshop-tours aimed at people with dementia and their carers that include group observation and discussion of works of art, as well as plastic production activities. They can also include listening to sounds, exploring texts, and using gesture and movement to explore the exhibitions creatively. Each series of workshop-tours includes six weekly sessions, held on Fridays from 5 April to 10 May 2024. Each session lasts approximately 1.5 hours, from 11 to 12.30.


Participation is free and does not require any previous knowledge of art or being a regular visitor to museums or other cultural spaces. Registration requires answering a few questions, which are available here.





Target audience: People diagnosed with Dementia and their formal and informal carers
Capacity: 6 participants and their (informal) caregivers
Language: Portuguese
Price: free
Meeting point: MAAT Gallery ticket office



Susana Anágua has a PhD in Culture and Contemporary Art from the PPGARTES- UERJ programme, Rio de Janeiro (2018), and is a FAPERJ scholarship holder. MA in Digital Arts from the University of the Arts London – Camberwell College of Arts (2009) and recipient of a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Graduated from the ESAD – School of Arts and Design, Caldas da Rainha, where she has taught since 2009. She also currently teaches at the ESELx – Lisbon School of Education on the Visual Arts and Technologies and Artistic and Cultural Mediation courses. Since 2000, she has regularly collaborated in the design and guidance of educational programmes at the Centro Cultural de Belém – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, and at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, developing activities with a wide range of audiences, including those with special needs. She has taken part in partnership programmes with institutions such as AFID and the Alzheimer's Foundation. In 2015, in Rio de Janeiro, she was part of the project for the inclusion and pacification of favelas through education, which was financed by funds from the Kibon Foundation, in partnership with the Educational Centre (EDUCAP) of Complexo do Alemão.


Cristina Campos holds a degree in Modern and Contemporary History, with a specialisation in Management and Development of Cultural Assets (ISCTE), and postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management in Cities (INDEG-IUL) and Journalism (FCSH). She is currently studying for a PhD in Art Education (FBAUL/IE). Her professional career has been centred around mediation projects in the artistic and cultural field, with a special focus on museums. In recent years, she has taken part in the design and direction of different programmes aimed at people with Specific Educational Needs, as well as the senior community, particularly within the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. She has taken part in various training programmes focused on these areas, such as the international meeting “I AM – Inclusive and Accessible Museums" (EU project “TANDEM: Tools and New approaches for people with Disabilities Exploring Museums”) and the training course “Mediating Audiences with Dementia”, coordinated by the Alzheimer Portugal association.


The Set the Place: Meetings at the Museum programme has the scientific and technical support of the Alzheimer Portugal Association and the Institute of Medical Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University. It was originally designed by the Museum of Lisbon, Alzheimer Portugal, MAAT  Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Acesso Cultura and the Institute of Medical Sciences of the Portuguese Catholic University to create a replicable model in other museums. Its first pilot and test phase was performed in 2021 and 2022.



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