In August 2014, Reading Museum received a second commission from the Happy Museum to build on the earlier success of its Revealing Reading’s Hidden Histories project (also, see here). The new project aims to provoke debate and active citizenship, facing up to the town’s social and environmental challenges. Here project leader, Brendan Carr, gives an […]

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Derby Museums, WAVE/Craftspace and Woodhorn Charitable Trust all use blogs as a way to disseminate up-to-date information about their Happy Museum commissioned projects. Derby Museums’ Tumblr site for example provides a useful archive of information connected to their ‘Re-making the Museum’ project which provides a unique opportunity for local residents to become citizen curators, designers […]

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Afsheen Butt is a member of Aik Saath, a Slough-based charity that empowers and supports young people to lead and deliver change in their community. Aik Saath worked in close partnership with Slough Museum on the recent Happy Museum project, Community Conversations. To find out more about this project click HERE. http://sloughmuseum.org/ http://www.aiksaath.com/ The three […]

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Torquay Museum recently featured in the local press for their Happy Museum-funded project, Young Sustainability Champions. Working with the pupils and teachers in the Geography Department at Torquay Boys Grammar School, the museum has developed a cohort of young community sustainability champions who will inspire youth-led projects aimed at increasing understanding of the agenda and […]

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Back in July 2013, the Woodhorn Charitable Trust were recipients of funding from the Happy Museum for their project, “Stand Up for Woodhorn: Making a Case for Comedy in Museums.” For more information on their project see HERE.   In order to chart the progress of their project, the Woodhorn have created a great new […]

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Earlier this month, contributors to the Oxford Road element of the Revealing Reading’s Hidden Histories project gathered to share the fruits of their local research at the annual Oxford Road Fun Day. Braving scorching heat, members of the Oxford Road steering committee handing out pamphlets detailing neglected facts about the West Reading street. As part of […]

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