A photograph can evoke much more than a memory. It evokes emotion! Use the images in our online Memory Room to encourage conversation, share stories, laughter, and connection. The project is specifically for people living with dementia and their carers.
You are invited to participate in the Memory Room Workshops with Newcastle Libraries. The one and a half hour sessions will be presented by an art therapist who will draw upon images and items from our Local History collection, as well as current exhibitions from the Lovett Gallery to enable journeys back in time.
We meet fortnightly at Newcastle City Library for a morning of conversation, laughter and connection.
How to use the images
The Memory Room has access to a wonderful selection of local photographs to encourage friendly conversation, intellectual stimulation, and reflection for those living with Dementia, their family, and carers.
It is easy to use: just click on the photograph you would like to look at. Each image has information about the picture and provides questions that encourage you to think and reflect about the what is happening. We encourage you to view the images with family or a friend to really get those conversations going.