Authentic and meaningful participation in heritage or related activities (AMPHORA) guidelines

Eva Makri, Karen Burnell, Paul Everill

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This paper provides an account of the Delphi process with a team of experts in heritage, mental health and policy making, carers and those with lived experience. The Delphi consultation produced a set of guidelines to support organisations which design and deliver heritage projects for people who experience mental health issues. The paper offers an outline of the methodology and the final guidelines as agreed by the panel. It also indicates the areas of discourse amongst panel members. These focused on group composition, delivering large scale projects when there is a lack of resources, monitoring the quality of work produced by a heritage related activity, post progress guidance on career goals, participant dependency on projects, and project evaluation. It concludes with a discussion about the role of partnerships and co-production when designing projects, as well as the evident need for further research and guidance on project evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWell-being through archaeology and heritage: resolving therapeutic unknowns
EditorsTimothy Darvill, Vanessa Heaslip, Kerry Barrass
Place of PublicationOxford
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Sept 2023
EventWell-being through archaeology and heritage symposium - Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Mar 20238 Mar 2023


ConferenceWell-being through archaeology and heritage symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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