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About Our Research:

The National Museum of Mental Health Project (NMMHP) extends from the work of two researchers, Alexandra P. Orlandi and Paul M. Piwko who met at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Piwko taught at the University and Orlandi is a 2019 Psychology graduate. Together they received a summer research fellowship in 2018 to continue their research into exhibitions about mental health. Their research: 

  1. investigates a nascent trend – the use of exhibits, in museums and other settings, to develop mental health literacy and to advance societal attitudes about, and understanding of, mental health and wellness

  2. develops collaborative operating and business models that are capable of extending the above-described trend nationally


In addition to NMMHP's mission of developing innovative exhibitions about mental health, NMMHP is also proudly committed to the research and success of exhibitions developed by other individuals and organizations who share our goals. Accordingly, NMMHP seeks to “broadcast and communicate” the above research, as well as the research and exhibit-development innovations of others. 


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