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Astronaut artists in cancer wards: five minutes with . . . Nicole Stott

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4244
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The retired NASA astronaut talks about the Space for Art Foundation, a project that provides space themed art therapy for children in cancer wards

“It started with the space suit art project. I had the opportunity to work with an artist called Ian Cion, who started the Arts in Medicine programme at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“Ian had always done work with kids, helping to incorporate their individual artwork into a bigger art piece that would be a community project, so that the kids could feel a part of something bigger—and he …

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