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Reminiscence Boxes- Connecting with people across Australia

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 21 Apr 2015

The Australian Museum now has a range of Museum in a Box® resources for use in group work with seniors.

Possums Reminiscence Box

Possums Reminiscence Box
Photographer: Karen Player © Australian Museum

These are designed for aged-care facilities and community groups.
The Reminiscence Boxes contain multi-sensory material inspired by nature, including dioramas, specimens, images, audio CDs, DVDs and background information to stimulate reminiscence in a group setting. The Boxes are designed for participants with a range of physical and cognitive abilities. The themed resources and objects can be touched, handled and passed around to act as memory triggers to encourage communication.

There are six themed boxes which can be used to encourage reminiscence through touch, sight and sounds:

  • Bats
  • Birds
  • Frogs
  • Possums
  • Reptiles
  • Sharks

All of these topics have hands-on material, specimens, background notes, books and digital resources. The Reminiscence Boxes are designed to foster communication, social interaction and provide the opportunity to have the Australian Museum come to you.

For more information go to australianmuseum.net.au/Museum-in-a-Box or email museuminabox@austmus.gov.au
 

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