Arts for Health MK at Milton Keynes University Hospital

Did you know? Arts for Health MK curate the Milton Keynes University Hosptial Art Collection and the changing temporary exhibitions programme across site.

Follow the quick links below to learn more about the artworks on display, find complementary mindful art activities and useful resources. Please do share, download and print for staff, patients, and visitors alike. #LookAroudYou

Discover the Collection

Did you know? Milton Keynes University Hospital has the largest public art collection in Milton Keynes.
Learn the story of the collection and find out about some of your favourite artworks here.

Look Around You Art Trail App 

Download now – FREE ︎︎︎

Explore The MKUH Art Collection, The Look Around You app is an interactive app which takes you on a trail around some of the artworks in non clinical areas. It includes a map – always useful for signposting around the hospital – information about some of the artists in the collection and a Play Time! activity challenge which can easily be adapted for use bedside.
Instructions and more information here

Temporary Exhibitions 

Alongside the permanent collection arts for Health MK Manages a range of temporary exhibitions across the hospital site. These changes approximately every 6 months on a rotation basis. You can also explore our online archive. Some exhibitions include activity resources, and limited artworks are available to purchase.

Creative Courtyards

Arts for Health MK looks after some of the courtyards at the hospital. 
Eeach contains at least one sculpture from the Milton Keynes Universtiy Hospital Art Collection, situated amongst green spaces, creative planting schemes, and seated areas offering space for quiet reflection. They are open during daylight hours for staff, patients, and visitors to enjoy. ︎︎

Find out more about the Courtyards here

Online Activities & Resources

︎ Art tutorials led by our professional artists
︎ Drawing worksheets to download
︎ Music to listen to
︎ Mindfulness / audio activities
︎ Dance performances to watch - and join in
︎ Virtual exhibitions to explore
...   And much much more!

Childrens Wards

Discover Eric’s colouring book - and bring the artworks around the children’s wards to life. You can also find links to useful family friendly activities and organisations.

These activities are suitable for any age, and could be used in other areas too.

Useful Organisations

Need Support? Here is a list of useful organisations, please share, for patient signposting or anyone of us.

Team MKUH?
Whether you are looking for some new artwork for your area, need some assistance or are just feeling curious about our arts programme, we are here to help. Get in touch via the contact below or see our Intranet pages for some FAQ’s.

Tel:          01908 996125

Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Facilities Directorate
Milton Keynes Hospital
Standing Way
Milton Keynes

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Arts for Health Milton Keynes is the working name of MK Arts for Health charity number 1107625  company number 05137693