Opening Doors to Memory and Imagination: Creating a Museum Program for People with Memory Loss is a 97-page manual available free of charge. Compiled by Jane Tygesson, it offers museums and cultural institutions a road map for launching programs for adults with memory loss. Small, large, rural, urban — any museum or cultural institution can open their doors to serve those with memory loss and their caregivers.
- Reports and case studies from successful programs at Midwestern museums
- Step-by-step guide on creating a new program at little or no cost to your museum
- Materials for training docents and volunteers
- Sample tour topics, communication tips, promotional materials, and evaluation tools.
The manual is free to download, made possible through a partnership with the SPARK Alliance and funding from the Helen Bader Foundation.