The MMFA is first museum in the world with a physical space devoted to the relationship between art and wellbeing, based on an approach designed by a scientific committee. The museum has signed a protocol of understanding with the order of French-Canadian Physicians; since November 2018 the Cultural Prescription programme has been running with prescriptions that call for museum visits as complementary treatments for both physical and psychological illness. The museum has on its team an art-therapist who participates in clinical studies that examine the impact museum visits have on persons with various physical and mental health problems, from eating disorders to breast cancer, and it offers art therapy.
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Entity: » Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)