Living Museum Wil
The Ateliers-Living Museum, Naturateliers of the PSGN and the Tagesstätte (Day Centre) of Stiftung Heimstätten Wil together form the Living Museum Wil.
The Ateliers – Living Museum were established as the second Living Museum in 2002 in the Psychiatric Hospital St. Gallen North PSGN. It is an association of four different studios spread over three floors: ceramic studio, art and media studio (including music, textile and theatre studio), paper and digital studio, work studio (glass studio, wood studio). The Café Living Museum, the heart of the building on the ground floor, complements the therapy facilities. 100 artists come and work here on a daily basis. Some of the artists are inpatients, most are outpatients.
Many art exhibitions show the immense art skills of people with mental illness. Huge art projects in the middle of the city of Wil allow the public to meet the Living Museum artists and get in contact with them.The Living Session Band who practice together over many years now are very successful and have concerts in many cities. In 2019, the cultural prize of the city of Wil was awarded to the Living Museum because of its great importance for our society and the image of the city.