Social Space for Seniors

I was selected as the first MA Art Therapy intern from LASALLE College of the Arts Art Therapy programme to have my clinical placement at the National Museum of Singapore. I contributed in making the museum more inclusive by planning intergenerational programmes between youth and seniors, developing learning resources for children with special needs, and working with the blind to develop 3D handling artefacts and soundscapes for to design more accessible exhibitions.

In light of COVID-19, I innovated and developed online resources to engage isolated seniors living with dementia, including a virtual exhibition, accompanying guides, art kits and craft activities. I also conducted online engagement sessions and facilitated virtual gallery tours using a telepresence robot.

It is a privilege to be a part of the team that is making public landmarks in Singapore more inclusive and therapeutically beneficial. By showing how art therapy can dignify and support the lives of vulnerable communities in society, we hope to set a precedent for other public spaces in society.