Our latest news and events.

  • Symposium 2013 – blog by Tony Butler In the first of a series of blogs from our recent Symposium – Tony Butler, Happy Museum Director, talks about what we’ve learnt so far…. The Happy Museum was designed as ...
  • Symposium 2013 – blog by Ailsa Strachan A personal perspective from Ailsa Strachan of Manchester Museum This year’s symposium felt different to last year’s. Last year, I was part of a new commission. Everything was new and uncertain ...
  • Symposium 2013 – Blog responses and Report Between 6-8th February, 45 attendees made their way to the beautiful Trafford Hall in Chester for the second Happy Museum symposium. Commissioned projects, speakers, and guests from across the museum, ...
  • Symposium 2013 – blog by Sian Thurgood The word I used when asked to sum up the Happy Museum Symposium on Friday was ‘proud’. However reflecting on it a few days later on a miserable wintry evening, ...
  • Short film of the 2013 Symposium Clive Ardagh of Onward Productions  has put together this great compilation of symposium footage – we hope it gives you a flavour of the event. Happy Museum Symposium 2013 Watch out for ...
  • Linking wellbeing and sustainability – how confident are we? 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 ...
  • Revealing Reading’s Hidden Histories – first project update There is very positive indication that the Happy Museum project will be the starting point of a process of deepening dialogue with the communities with both the Oxford Road and ...
  • Smiles all round at The Story Museum The Story Museum is one of 35 organisations to receive a Small Capital Grant in the current round of Arts Council England awards, announced in January. Our grant is worth ...
  • Story Museum – volunteer wellbeing Like all museums and arts venues, The Story Museum would not be able to function without its team of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. They have kept our exhibitions and events running ...
  • Story Museum – Designing a happy Museum The Story Museum is unique among the Happy Museum’s commissions: we are the only organisation which does not yet have a physical ‘museum’ space. So far we have run a pilot ...