Loneliness and Social Isolation – How Can Museums Help?

The issue of loneliness has been making headlines in recent years. More and more people are feeling isolated and alone. In fact, a recent study found that one in five Americans always or often feel lonely or sociallyisolated. For many, a visit to a museum is a chance to get out of the house. It can lead to meeting new people and having more social interactions. Museums can interact with isolated people in a positive way. They are a safe space, where people from different backgrounds can have an opportunity to come together. There are many interesting museum projects tackling the issue of loneliness.

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