Happy Museum (HM)  is delighted to welcome the first members of its Affiliate Scheme.  The Scheme is a new peer learning network forming part of the wider HM programme, funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience fund and supported by People United Our fifteen new Affiliates will connect with and contribute to the development of […]

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This case study is about how encouraging a culture of ‘active citizenship’ – in staff, volunteers and others – and seeking mutually beneficial relationships can lead to change, increased wellbeing and build resilience in individuals and organisations.  

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This case study is about how museum and galleries used Happy Museum thinking to have a new perspective on the resources available to them. This was not just about taking measures to reduce the impact of activities on the environment, but about thinking creatively about the full range of resources available – materials, money, energy, […]

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This case study looks at how different museums and galleries have made use of Happy Museum tools and approaches to evaluation. With evaluation built in from the start, the organisations have a framework that leads them from a vision of the change they want to make, through to planning, developing, delivering and measuring what matters. […]

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As a Happy Museum Derby Museums, are committed to creating the conditions for wellbeing in their venues.   To reinforce and encourage the benefits of everyday creativity, Derby Museums are teaming up with 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that is working to unlock the potential of everyone in the UK through creativity. For January the […]

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Much has been written about the Referendum and the cultural sector* – including this by Happy Museum founder Tony Butler .  In it he identified a role for museums in ‘bridging the cultural gap’ and concludes that museums (and other cultural organisations) ‘offer people a reflective opportunity to consider their own place in the world.’ How we might frame that […]

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Happy Museum recently announced the launch of a new peer learning network, the Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme. The scheme will: Work with a positive frame for practical action which puts societal wellbeing at its heart. Form a supportive and collaborative peer network, sharing practice and building learning Encourage exploration of the particular role of museums and culture […]

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The new Happy Museum Affiliate Scheme is now open for applications. Application process Application will be via a simple Expression of Interest – see below Please send your expression of interest by 7th December 2016 to: Hilary Jennings at Happymuseumproject@gmail.com. We will select cultural/ museums to be part of the scheme based on the following […]

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