How confident are we in making the link between well-being and environmental sustainability? Catherine Langabeer, Operations Director at Julie’s Bicycle attended the recent Happy Museum Symposium where she posed the following provocation….. My provocation picks up on Tony Butler’s introductory paper’s observation that: “Linking well-being to environmental sustainability is more difficult than it looks….well-being in isolation […]

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At the MA conference this year we led a workshop about Manchester Museum’s Playful Museum project. We wanted to demonstrate how we have begun to put the Happy Museum principles into practice using playful, participatory activities and asking colleagues to adopt our ?What if??’ approach.                 Our project […]

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Museums 2020 is the Museums Association’s initiative to create a bold vision for UK museums and their impact – the difference museums can have on individuals, communities, society and the environment.  The consultation document and subsequent discussions both on and offline can be found here. The Happy Museum Project welcomes the Museums 2020 consultation as […]

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This article by Tony Butler, Museums of Happiness, is in a 2012 edition of Resurgence Magazine: CATALYSTS FOR CHANGE. It gives background to the Happy Museum project and points to the influence the project is having and can have in the wider world of culture, ecology and change. The article sits alongside other extremely interesting […]

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A fortnight ago I was invited to present a session about Happy Museum project at the 2012 Swedish Museums Association Conference in Gothenburg. The conference theme explored how museums could be for the ?here and now’. Three timely keynote speakers reminded delegates how culture, to paraphrase Brecht, could be both hammer and mirror inspiring and […]

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Here is a post by Abigail Tripp from Happy Museum Commission at The Cinema Museum –  Creative Community Curators I just had the most amazing session at the Imperial War Museum about object dialogue boxes. They are amazing and perfect for what the Creative Community Curators want to do The Cinema Museum.  They want to […]

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