UCL Division of Biosciences


'Museums on Prescription' project

Museums on Prescription connects lonely older people at risk of social isolation to partner museums in Central London and Kent. Its innovative social prescribing approach links people to sources of community support to improve their health and wellbeing.
This UCL and Canterbury Christ Church University-led project won two prestigious Royal Society of Public Health Awards for 'Health & Wellbeing' and 'Arts and Health' in 2017, with a special commendation for 'Sustainable Development'.

Professor Helen Chatterjee led the project and worked with the partner museums on researching the processes, practices, value and impact of social prescription schemes in the arts and cultural sector with specific reference to museums including galleries.

Museums on Prescription Guide

Museums on Prescription

About Professor Helen Chatterjee

Professor Helen Chatterjee is a Professor in Biology (Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Head of Research and Teaching for UCL's Public and Cultural Engagement Department.
In 2015 Professor Chatterjee was awarded the MBE for services to Higher Education and Culture.