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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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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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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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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