Tours for individuals living with dementia and their care partner.
In collaboration with the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, the Gallery invites you to focussed online program for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Everyone is encouraged to share their insights and enjoy artworks from the comfort of their homes over Zoom.
These programs provide opportunities for people living with dementia to experience “in the moment” pleasure as they consider art and connect with others. Join us for one of our virtual programs.
For more information on the SPARK! program contact Andrea Gumpert at [email protected]
Explore some of Rembrandt van Rijn’s greatest artworks and see how he continues to inspire and engage us, 400 years later.
This virtual visit provides opportunities for small groups of adults to discover 5–10 extraordinary artworks from the Rembrandt in Amsterdam exhibition with one of our knowledgeable interpreters. You and your group will be encouraged to share thoughts and memories, ask questions and connect with other group members safely from home.
This visit is ideal for adult community groups, residents of retirement homes and others interested in careful looking at artworks to provoke conversation, to learn and to socialize. For the best experience, we recommend 5–15 web cameras or a maximum of 20 participants.
Time can vary depending on your group’s schedule: 30–50 minutes.
Registration required 3 weeks in advance.
Please call 613-990-4888 or email [email protected]
Free technology training and support for older adults.
The National Gallery of Canada has partnered with Connected Canadians on a new initiative connecting seniors with one-on-one digital support to become comfortable navigating gallery.ca and our other platforms.
Together we have developed a customized program that helps older adults stay connected with us through our virtual programming. Everyone should be empowered to use technology, and have access to explore art and your NGC online.
Connected Canadians is a nonprofit organization that promotes digital literacy skills amongst older adults by providing free technology training and support.
Enjoy a moment for yourself and take a look at our “Slow Looking Video” about Jacob Jordaens’s As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe (c. 1640) from the Gallery collection.