Museotherapy. How Does It Work? Museum as a Place of Therapy

Edited by Robert Kotowski and Elżbieta Barbara Zybert
First published – 2020
Size – 16 x 23 cm
Number of pages –128
Numbers of photographs – 18




Currently, museums go beyond their traditional scientific or recreational functions. In addition to their basic tasks of collecting and protecting works of art as well as making their exhibits available to visitors museums play a significant role in improving our health. According to scientists, museotherapy, which is becoming more and more popular, is an effective tool used to support the treatment of many diseases, both mental and somatic. The co-authors of the monographs, including researchers and artists, shared their findings, experience and knowledge related to this field of knowledge: Małgorzata Bundzewicz – painter, set designer, art therapist, exhibition curator; Dorota Folga-Januszewska – art historian, museologists, critic; Izabela Karlińska – art historian; Łukasz Kędziora – historian, graduate of doctoral studies in art history at the Faculty of History at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń; Robert Kotowski – historian, museologists; Stephen Legari – specialist in art therapy programs at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, art therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist; Małgorzata Minchberg – visual artist, specialist in creativity education; Joanna Waniek – graduate of the Medical University of Silesia; Elżbieta Barbara Zybert – bibliologist and librarian.




Robert Kotowski Museotherapy – How Does It Work?

Dorota Folga-Januszewska Museotherapy

Joanna Waniek Museum as a Therapeutic Space

Stephen Legari On Museotherapy

Elżbieta Barbara Zybert The Therapeutic Options of Libraries, Museums and the Collections and Their Impact on Social Capital

Łukasz Kędziora Therapeutic Aspects of Art – Museotherapy Workshops

Izabela KarlińskaMuseum Practice or Education for Everybody

Małgorzata Minchberg I can, I am able to, I understand – Creative Education in Museums

Małgorzata BundzewiczBosch Speaks with Bruegel at Miodowa Art Gallery

Museotherapy Contributors