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February 16, 2018

Cummings School’s Animal Matters seminar series featured guest speakers Rick and Laura Brown, Co-Founders, Handshouse Studio and Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art, who spoke about the art program which has students who design and create objects and activities that will enhance the quality of life of animals in captivity. Rick and Laura were interviewed after the seminar by of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Read the full article here: or as pdf file here

See the Animal Matters seminar, “Toys for Elephants: Designing and Building Enrichment Objects for Elephants”:

Part of the Animal Matters Seminars of Spring 2018:
The Intersection of Art and Animals Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.


Photo courtesy of Handhouse Studio