British Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Heritage Board (NHB) and National Museums Liverpool on 29 April 2019 at Eden Hall, to develop House of Memories, a museum-led dementia awareness training programme, in Singapore. The MoU signing affirms the strong cultural ties between Singapore and UK governments and British Council's shared commitment to enhancing well-being and access to the arts.
A Singapore version of the My House of Memories digital app will be developed using artefacts in the National Collection managed by NHB. The Singpaore digital app is an adaptation of National Museums Liverpool’s award-winning UK programme to the Singapore context.
The My House of Memories app is a digital resource developed by National Museums Liverpool in the UK to share tools and techniques from the training, based on the power of objects to elicit deeply held memories. The app provides access to hundreds of social history objects from museum collections. In consultation with people living with dementia and their carers as well as healthcare professionals, the app was co-created to be intuitive, easy to use, and accessible. It uses multi-media and multi-sensory approaches to stimulate conversation and interactions between people living with dementia and their caregivers.
More information on House of Memories: https://houseofmemories.co.uk/