‘’ [The Art links program] is really based on the kind of dialogic approach where we ask questions […] it’s very organic. […] It allows a nice interaction between the person with dementia, his or her caregiver as well as within the group itself.’’
Marilyn

Marilyn Lajeunesse - Educational Programs Officer – Adults and Community Groups 

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been offering special activities to people with  Alzheimer's and other related disorders since 2010. These sessions are offered for free to community associations that work with these clients as part of the Sharing the Museum program. The groups visit approximately once a month and are loosely modelled on the Museum of Modern Art’s “Meet Me at MoMA” program. The activities consist of a brief thematic tour of 3 to 5 artworks in the Museum’s galleries. These visits are based on dialogues between the Museum mediator (educator) and the participants, caregivers and their companions, who can sit on portable folding chairs to make the gallery dialogues more comfortable. These visits are followed by a coffee and cookie break and a creative art workshop. A number of organizations have participated in the program over the years and include the Alzheimer Society of Montreal (ASM), Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI), the Cummings Centre, Centre Évasion, and the CHSLD Vigi-Mont-Royal.

These activities are currently taking place online.

  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has offered activities to persons living with Alzheimer’s and other related disorders and their carers since 2010 as part of the Sharing the Museum. The MMFA and Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) presented their inaugural online Art Links workshop in January 2021.

    Registration to be opened soon for the next workshop.
  • The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has been offering special activities to persons living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders and their carers since 2010 as part of the Sharing the Museum program. The ASM and the MBAM present their fourth Virtual Art Links workshop, taking place online on April 16th.

    Register now for our next workshop!
  • Multi-modal ethnography is about capturing experiences, the very details of an experience~ the sounds, the sights, atmosphere and tactility of our spaces and interactions. Our primary modality is just through our bodies, and we are just accentuating our ability to remember details with different film cameras and audio recording devices.