Objects of Comfort

Objects of Comfort resources have been developed to connect people living in care homes, those at risk of social isolation and those looking for activities to do in group sessions, with Wales’ national collections. These downloadable resources can be used as the basis for activities, or as prompts for meaningful conversations and reminiscence.

Thanks to funding from The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust a series of films have been created by artists and creative practitioners from across Wales to improve the wellbeing of those at risk of social isolation.

The films range from a mindful beach walk inspired by John Dilwyn Llewelyn’s photography to a creative look at Amgueddfa Cymru’s ceramics collections and a glass artist inspired by the collections of Roman glass.

Amgueddfa Cymru curators have been sharing their favourite objects from the collections, and we are also making a series of films inspired by those objects.

The films have been created so that they can be enjoyed equally by those in care settings, at home or by any group which meets regularly and is looking for meaningful and fun activities to improve the mood and wellbeing of those who take part.

The project is a supported by a development team which includes Amgueddfa Cymru, the Welsh Government, the Older Person’s Commissioner, Alzheimer’s Society, Innovate Trust and the Greater Gwent Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Partnership.

Activities

These themed activity guides can be used with a group, for one-to-one discussions or as stimuli for conversations for life story work. They are designed to be accessible for all, but with the opportunity to learn something new by exploring the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

Click under the preview to download each resource. These can be used on screen or printed out for use.

Watch

A series of films designed to comfort, soothe, stimulate and inspire. Look out for new films as they are released in forthcoming weeks.