Are you living with dementia or do you know someone who is? IMMA is one of the lead partners of a programme called ‘Azure’ which aims to make art galleries and museums around Ireland dementia-friendly spaces. Azure explores how people with dementia-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s, and the people who care for them, can have a deeper involvement in cultural institutions and can participate in cultural activities.
We offer monthly guided Azure Tours specifically designed to support people living with dementia and their family, friends or professional carers, to engage with our exhibitions and enjoy a social museum experience. All tours are free of charge, led by specially trained guides, and followed by complimentary refreshments.
“The fact that I have Lewy Bodies Dementia, there’s areas of my life that are a void. It would be fantastic to go home and say “God I love what I saw and I’d like to take an interest in that. That would be a massive, massive plus for me.”
“I was really interested to see that something that’s not moving, on a wall, could stir up so much.”
“I was really gobsmacked at where it brought me to, sitting and looking at it. I kind of questioned, if I was on my own…would I just pass it by? Or would I have given the time?
“We could talk and give our opinion of what we thought of things and you weren’t a bit embarrassed. And no one would say, “Oh you’re wrong there.” Everybody had their own opinion.”
Visitors notice: Please note there will be no Azure tour in January 2020. Our Azure tours return on Friday 7 February 2020 at 11am.
We also offer Azure tours to Dementia Care facilities or Dementia Support Organisations who wish to bring groups to visit IMMA. Such tours can be specially arranged by contacting Caroline or Alice via email to [email protected] or telephone to 01 612 9955.
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