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Symposium on Culture & Mental Health: Refugees – Sat 20th January

Dr. Guislain Museum, the internationally renowned mental health museum in Belgium, is organising a symposium on culture, mental health and refugees at Leeds Arts Gallery on Saturday 20 January 2024.

They will also be launching the call for contributions for the International Conference on Culture and Mental Health: Refugees on 28 and 29 November 2024 in Belgium.

– Welcome from Cllr Al Garthwaite, Lord Mayor of Leeds

– Daniela Nofal, Counterpoints Arts (UK) on the report ‘Arts, Refugees and Mental Health’ published by The Baring Foundation.

– Bart Marius, Dr. Guislain Museum (Belgium), is leading an internationally renowned museum about mental health that uses its museum grounds as a place of care. Their focus is on creative community engagement with refugees in cooperation with neighbourhood health centres.

– Nadia Babazia, Red Star Line Museum (Belgium), stories of people and migration form the red thread that runs through the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp and are also the base for participation and diversity. Nadia summarizes her work as: “bringing people together”.

– (speaker to be confirmed), Leeds Museums and Galleries (UK)
– Bart De Nil (Belgium) will introduce the International Conference Culture & Mental Health: Refugees in 2024 and launch the international call for contributions.

– Q&A

Where: The Henry Moore Lecture Theatre in Leeds Arts Gallery. Get directions with Google Maps

When: 20 January 2024, 14h – 16h (doors open at 13h45).

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