Van Gogh Meets: How the van Gogh Museum Helps People Grow Older in Good Health


In 2018, the van Gogh Museum — one of the best known and visited museums in the Netherlands — organized special days at the museum for visitors 70+, many of whom had not previously visited the Museum. Museum staff commissioned MARE, a research group, to conduct research on these visitors with the goal of learning how the museum might serve them through special activities and programs. This research revealed that the program encourages elderly people to actively participate in art and culture. It also clearly stimulates a desire amongst elderly people to participate in more activities in this field.

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