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Jane Hardstaff

Cultural and Museum Studies, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the social and spatial role of museums in supporting mental wellbeing

Title: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the social and spatial role of museums in supporting mental wellbeing

Research Area

  • Cultural and Museum Studies

Publications

'Recovery stories: transitional identities and the ambivalence of the maternal experience' in Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth & New Parenthood, Edit. Professor Susan Hogan,  Routledge, 2020. 

Conferences

2018 QUAD Creative Wellbeing Symposium
2017 Arts& Humanities Symposium, University of Derby
2016 National Culture Counts Conference, The Lowry
2014 Understanding British Portraits Conference, National Portrait Gallery 
2014 East Midlands Arts Awards Conference

Public Engagement & Impact

Founder/co-director of Common Threads creative arts and health organisation, which works in partnership with hospitals, Mind, community organisation etc., taking inspiration from museums and heritage sites.  http://www.common-threads.org/

Artist in residence at the Beeches Perinatal Unit, Derby Royal Hospital.

National and regional museums awards for engagment and partnership projects.








Other Research Interests

The construction of individual and cultural Identities, with specific refence to maternal expereince.https://cargocollective.com/jane-hardstaff/Motherlines-1