Mindfulness and Creatures

Postgraduate Student Sarah Scarlet-Farr from is currently investigating the use of ‘Mindfulness’ in the heritage sector as part of a  research project. She is exploring mindful awareness about ‘Creatures’ (of any sort, found in any type of collection e.g. art, archaeology, sculpture, social history, numismatics, natural history, science and technology) and would like to invite anyone interested in the topic to contribute to the research by participating in a 10 question (10 minute) anonymous online survey, to take part, please contact Sarah at  ssf5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Mindfulness is something that has been practised for over 2000 years but in recent decades has gained momentum. Sarah is looking to explore if, and how this has reached the heritage sector. As part of this research, she would also be interested in hearing from anyone who uses, or is planning on using taxidermy, bottled specimens or skeletons in their learning and engagement work, or draws upon this type of material as inspiration for creative work within the visual arts.


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