Pioneer Projects

Wordsworth training


Wonderful day with the Wordsworth Trust as part of Pioneer Projects training of Cumbrian Museums Consortium – ‘Creativity Communication and Dementia’ Programme
Exploring the possibilities of creative engagement at these remarkable sites
Feedback from the day
Connecting – concepts, people, processes, senses
The imagination is the best way to communicate and share experiences


This bespoke training designed and delivered by Pioneer Projects for the Cumbrian Museums Consortium is being attended by artists, volunteers, curators, community engagement workers and front of house staff.

In discussion with CMC staff we have designed a programme of training and mentoring to support the development of resources and new and established delivery of sessions for people living with a dementia. ‘Creativity, Communication and Dementia’ We are drawing inspiration from the core collections and wonderful sites of the CMC. 3 training days have been delivered at The Wordsworth Trust, Tullie House in Carlisle and Abbot Hall in Kendal.

Participants said that the days were:

Stimulating – “I felt like it woke my inner being”

“It was encouraging me to be gentler and to slow down”

“I felt that I had experienced the therapeutic benefits as well as learning about them”

“I will get more involved with programmes run by my colleagues. I’ll think about how our collections and spaces can facilitate”

“The training was very well delivered in an engaging and informative manner – a lovely session”

“I have learnt new ways to engage people with art and our collections”