Culture and Health

Going to the Museum Makes You Happy: A Pilot Study at The Teatro alla Scala Museum

The study involved twelve adolescents (aged 10-17) with average autism scores of 7.8 (from a range of 4-10) who took part in a guided tour of the La Scala Theatre's Museum. The guide was a cultural mediator with experience in the field of inclusion for people with cognitive disabilities.The study was aimed at assessing the impact the experience had on the psychological wellbeing of the children using a special chromatically continuous analogical scale for five consecutive days before the visit to the museum and after the experience. The positive impact on the participants’ mood was clearly observed.