A hand holds a bird sculpture made of white clay. The hand belongs to a white male

Portals to the World: Exploring Breaking Point

Please note that the Breaking Point exhibition has now ended. These resources remain here to be stand-alone and hope to still spark conversations around conservation, plastics and the natural world.

Explore our Breaking Point exhibition with dementia friendly resources.

These resources have been created in partnership with Dementia Compass, for adults with dementia and their care partners in mind. While they were initially created for participants of our Portals to the World course, we hope that they may be used by you at home and in the Museum too.

Printable exhibition guide:

Preview of Breaking Point exhibition guide

This guide has been created to help adults with a cognitive impairment to explore the themes represented in the exhibition. With the help of visual and conversational cues, we hope to connect everyone with the ideas shared by the exhibition artists.

View and download the handout via the blue DOWNLOAD button below. This will open in a new window.

Have some questions or would like assistance in using these resources? Dementia Compass are on hand to help. Get in touch by email here: hello@dementiacompass.com

Salt dough sculpture making with Nathan Huxtable

Inspired by Mella Shaw’s HARVEST installation. Nathan Huxtable from the Fitzwilliam Museum gives us a short tutorial on how to create a fish using salt dough.

You will need:

Image of ingredients
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g table salt
  • 125ml water
  • Weighing scales
  • A mixing bowl
  • A spoon
  • A knife (does not need to be sharp)

Top tip: It is possible to slow down the speed of these videos using the settings icon (the cog) and selecting ‘playback speed’ and then 0.75 or 0.5. Useful for when Nathan shows us the making techniques.

See more resources like this on our Portals to the World page: museumofzoologyblog.com/2021/01/28/resources-for-adults-with-dementia-and-their-care-partners/

Dementia Compass logo - depicting a compass centred within a 'c' and 'd'

The Portals to the World programme is created through a partnership between the University of Cambridge Museums and Dementia Compass

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