Meditative audio guide:
The Route of Wellbeing
For a large part of society, life in the 21st-century is characterized by digital events and content consumption in the digital environment, as well as regular anxiety, exhaustion, homogenous sensory experience, or routine. The Route of Wellbeing is an invitation to explore the art museum in a more personal way, enjoy time alone in the peaceful environment of art, and experience an alternative adventure of the senses, promoting mindfulness and mental well-being.
The Route of Wellbeing is available free of charge in the Latvian National Museum of Art mobile application in Latvian and English. Audio stories guide the visitor through 12 exposition points of the permanent exposition, exploring such themes as friendship, courage, everyday life, loss, and the unknown. Each stop is accompanied by a thematic narration prepared by an art scientist, as well as tasks designed by an art therapist for self-exploration in the interaction with the art museum and the artworks. It takes about 60 minutes to complete the route, but the project developers invite enjoying it at a pace that is comfortable for the visitor, focusing on personal experience.
The audiovisual content was created in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the museum’s professionals, art therapist Diāna Serga, composer Jēkabs Nīmanis, artist Krista Miltiņa, and the actors Andris Keišs, Mikhail Karasikov, and Pēteris Eglītis.
The "Wellbeing Route" can be listened to via the museum's Soundcloud channel in Latvian, English, and Russian.