Happy Museum have produced a number of evaluation reports which summarise learning about How to be a Happy Museum and how to run a national programme which can be downloaded here: 2013 Learning & Evaluation Report 2014 Learning & Evaluation Report 2017 Learning & Evaluation Report Alternatively here is a summary of the project’s achievements […]

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Relationships with objects are primary to human growth, development and mental health: they are a core element of our psychological metabolism. In therapy, as in museums, as in life, objects are companions in experience; witnesses to the past and present; connectors to people, places and experiences; devices for communion; for holding on and for letting […]

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“She’s walking the lines on the museum floor and it seems to be the most interesting thing for her, here, right now!” In this short article, Charlotte Derry proposes that this observation might help us think about how we might bring people closer to our museum’s purpose – through an appreciation and engagement with play and […]

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