Workshop – Manchester Museum – 15th November We are confronted on a daily basis by evidence of divisions in our society and communities. These divisions crystallised last year in the Referendum vote and continue in the debate over the Brexit process and outcome. This Happy Museum workshop builds on a previous event to investigate the […]

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Happy Museum is pleased to be working with new Affiliate, Culture24 and Battersea Arts Centre on a new action research project looking at the social value of digital technologies for museums. As part of Culture 24’s successful digital change programme, Let’s Get Real, this project will explore how publicly funded cultural spaces such as museums […]

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The Happy Museum is delighted to announce a new initiative – working with six museums across Wales to develop and test museum practice in support of the goals of the Future Generations Act. Led by Monmouthshire Museums, and supported by the Welsh Government through an accreditation support grant from the Federation of Museums and Art […]

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A new blog from Happy Museum founder, Tony Butler ‘In February 2017, nearly eight months after the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the Happy Museum project held an event in Derby Silk Mill to understand why people chose to vote the way they did and to explore the kind of role a […]

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by Mandy Barnett – Happy Museum Research Associate The Happy Museum project is especially targeted at museums that want to encourage participation and activism.  We particularly focus on work with communities and the wider environment, sometimes called ‘place-making’.  On 13th June we are holding our annual training day for museums who share our desire to ‘measure […]

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In April 2017 Happy Museum Director, Hilary Jennings, appeared via video at a Canadian Museums Association Panel – Beyond Rhetoric; Beyond Neutrality: Introducing Three Game Changers.   The moderator: was Robert R. Janes, FCMA and the other panelists were: Nika Collison, Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay; Beka Economopoulos, The Natural History Museum, Brooklyn, New York […]

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Measure What Matters, Fazeley Studios Birmingham 13th June 2017, 10-5pm Our annual Happy Museum ‘Measure What Matters’ event is a holistic look at evaluation in museums. From tools to transformation, the day combines practical instruction on Happy Museum tools, whilst applying strategic approach to organisational change. It is targeted at staff who are able to […]

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