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.