Our research focuses upon the impact of museum-quality exhibits about mental health, and developing a model to allow for their multiplication and optimization, both in museum settings and locations capable of reaching a broad audience. We hypothesize there is opportunity for growth in positive mental health, at the individual and societal levels, through the educational and emotional impacts of exhibitions that showcase topics on mental health and mental illness. Our research focuses upon curatorial investments into exhibits about mental health that are accessible to the public, and excludes limited accessibility ventures by museums into art therapy, yoga, etc.
Orlandi, Alexandra P.; Piwko, Paul M.; and Volungis, Adam M., "Toward the Quantification and Optimization of Impact of Museum Exhibits About Mental Health" (2018). Psychology Department Posters. 1.