Five Photos: New online resource launched

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource is aimed at those shielding or in care home settings and is designed to inspire reminiscence, spark conversation and encourage participation on creative follow-up activities.

Photographs from around the world have been selected to feature in the resource and are accompanied by a series of questions and audio recordings offering different perspectives. Activities can be undertaken independently or in a group, with tips for coordinators on how to maximise engagement.

Five Photos has been launched in partnership with Arts in Care Homes, an initiative by the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) that acts as a central hub for the delivery of arts and creative activities in care homes. This year, the theme is Creative Communities, celebrating the role of the arts in enhancing the lives of people living in care home settings.

Sara Griffiths, Outreach and Inclusion Manager at The National Archives, said: “It’s great to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the Arts in Care Homes initiative. We know our records can be an effective tool for sparking conversations and hope that participants – whether shielding at home or in care homes – enjoy the resource.”

Five Photos is free and can be viewed here.

Tags: Arts in Care Homes, NAPA, online resource, outreach