Practicing or Viewing Art, Cognitive Ability Trial

PROVACAT represents Ben Uri’s ongoing commitment to researching and developing the field of arts and health. The study seeks to measure the distinct impacts of practicing art and viewing art on cognitive decline and also wellbeing, focusing on care home settings.

Working in collaboration with Professor Michael Baum of University College London and the University of Sussex over 12 weeks, sessions will use work from the Ben Uri collection to form discussion and creative responses.

Having received strong positive feedback from our first partner organisation, Hammerson House in Hampstead, Ben Uri was asked to speak at The 5th Health and Humanities International Conference in Seville to present our abstract on ‘Art Engagement to Slow Cognitive Decline and Improve Wellbeing’. 

Ben Uri seeks to work with a wide range of participants taking the Gallery’s core themes of Art, Identity and Migration across London.