NEF’s Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happy Museum thinking inspired a series of events on well-being and design at the Design Museum, writes producer Bernard Hay. One of the many changes inspired by the Design’s Museum’s move to its new home in the former Commonwealth Institute Building has been the goal to integrate a new […]

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The Happy Museum Project are pleased to announce the publication of our third Learning and Evaluation Report (Sep 17)  produced by Flow Associates.  The full report and a short summary can be found below. The report expands on our earlier reports Learning & Evaluation Report (Sept 14) and  Learning & EvaluationReport (Sep13)

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Research shows most of us care deeply about one another and the world around us, valuing things like equality, community and friendship. However, the large majority of us underestimate the extent to which our fellow citizens care about these things – and it seems that this misperception is holding us back both individually and collectively. Cultural organisations […]

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Since 2012 Happy Museum has worked to re-imagine the purpose of museums as stewards of people, place and planet, supporting wellbeing and building resilience in the face of global challenges.  The project is informed by six key principles which underpin the work of growing community of practice. To date this activity has been predominantly in […]

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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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