Download Opening Doors Manual for Free



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.

Highlights of the Manual Include:
  • 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.