Culture and Health

Weaving Trauma Awareness into Museum Education

The article explores the dynamics of a mindful approach to engaging with art, specifically describing methods for creating cognitive, emotional and sensory experiences designed to counteract the emotional wounds of trauma by promoting connections and agency. Through direct work experiences in several museums, the authors outline the principles of trauma-aware art museum education (T-AAME). The article highlights the impact on wellbeing of the museum experience regardless of the intentionality of art therapy.