Kyunghee Kwon, program coordinator from KACES with Mitch Robertson, Programme and Collections Manager, and Frances Chiverton, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, (pictured from right to left) in People and Places Gallery at The Beaney
A recent visit from the program coordinator for KACES has shown that The Beaney’s excellent Health and Wellbeing work is being recognised internationally! 

Through researching “Arts and Health”, “Culture and Arts Education at Museums” and “Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance”, Kyunghee Kwon discovered that The Beaney has developed various Health and Wellbeing programmes using its own collections, and that it is the South East Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance Museum champion.

Kyunghee Kwon is a program coordinator of the educational community development team at the South Korean Arts and Culture Education Service and met with us this September to discuss the award-winning Health and Wellbeing work at The Beaney.

Korea Arts and Culture Education Service is a public agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, established in 2005 to promote culture and arts education in South Korea, improve the quality of national cultural life and strengthen national cultural capacity. 

Ms Kwon is in charge of the Healing Arts Project at KACES, which emphasises artistic value and aims to overcome individuals’ psychological problems and recover their social roles through creative intervention of the arts.

After her visit, Kyunghee Kwon said ‘We sincerely appreciated that we had the opportunity to learn how The Beaney works as a leading healing museum.’  

It was a real pleasure to meet and talk about the Health and Wellbeing work that The Beaney is doing with our international visitors! We hope to welcome them back again soon.

Learn more about our exciting health and wellbeing programme here.