The Mindful Museum of Me
Along with South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Recovery College and Ldn Dares Drama Co, the Horniman Museum have created an activity to try at home, to turn your home into your very own museum.
This activity focuses on mental health and mindfulness. It is aimed at
adults but if done as a family, suitable for children too.
During these unchartered times there can be pressure to ‘do things’. Not everyone has the privilege of turning a pandemic into something fun or productive. There may well be days when following this activity is the last thing you want to do and that’s totally fine. For when the mood takes you, we’re here for you and this activity is to help turn your home into a new space for you, a sanctuary and even a surprising space.
Your home is also a museum, a collection of objects that show how you live. There will be everyday objects that show the practical ways you live your life, objects that show your likes and interests, objects that show memories and hold great meaning. If a curator from the distant future time-travelled back and walked into your home and studied the objects – they could paint a pretty good picture of who you are and how you live your life.
We all have connections to objects. The Horniman Museum is filled with objects that tell us how people all over the world live their lives, and you, and I, and your neighbours, and people all over the country are no different! So, it’s a good time to relax, find a quiet moment and explore The Mindful Museum of Me!