04.07.2022 - Museums and health

Arts & Health institutions | Interdisciplinary collaboration

In 2019, Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) signed a collaboration agreement to carry out different actions aimed at exploring the potential of art as a tool for patients and families to enjoy its therapeutic and emotional benefits. This pioneering initiative is part of a transversal program recently approved by the Institut Català de la Salut that seeks to advance in the use of the therapeutic value of the different artistic and cultural disciplines.

This collaboration agreement will begin with a project aimed at studying new art therapies in health, in the field of psychology. The initiative will start with women who have a post-traumatic stress disorder, of diverse cultural origin (immigrants or refugees) and who suffer from situations of social vulnerability. The psychological treatment will combine new didactic strategies from the Museu Nacional and the principles of therapeutic intervention for emotional support in situations of fragility in women established. The patients will receive a psychological treatment divided into two groups: one of them will do it entirely in the hospital and the other will go to the MNAC.


  • Arts & Health institutions | Interdisciplinary collaboration