Our latest news and events.

  • Story Museum – Mood Tree and Happy Tracker Finally in our week of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford… The mood tree As part of the Happy Museum project, we’re interested in learning about the impact we have on our ...
  • Story Museum – Heritage Story Guides We’re running a training programme at The Story Museum in heritage story skills. Fourteen adult volunteers, aged from 18 to 65, who are not currently working or studying, are taking ...
  • Story Museum – Just the ticket Third in our series of blogs from the Story Museum, Oxford who will be hosting our meeting of Happy Museum Commissions on 15th November… Our first exhibition, ‘Other Worlds’ in May ...
  • Story Museum – Signs of the times Ours is a dilapidated building, awaiting transformation. Health and safety is vital in our warren of empty rooms, uneven surfaces and unexpected corners. So we do need signs; but how ...
  • Story Museum – Windows into other worlds The first of several blogs from the Happy Museum commissioned Story Museum… The Story Museum plans to open fully in 2015. At the moment, we’re still in our development phase ? ...
  • Happy Museum Responds to the Museums 2020 Consultation 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 ...
  • Second Round of Funds for Museums that Foster Wellbeing That Doesn’t Cost The Earth The groundbreaking Happy Museum announces a second round of awards as part of a wider programme funded by Arts Council England’s Renaissance Strategic support fund.   Six additional UK museums and ...
  • New £60,000 Commision Fund Launched Happy Museum is delighted to announce a second open application fund of £60,000 –  available to museums to demonstrate how building links between sustainability and well-being can leave a legacy ...
  • Notes from a small museum – Zen and the art of museum maintenance? Last week we had our first full meeting with our project partners.  I wanted to start by explaining the inspiration behind our project but found myself going round in circles ...
  • Transition and a language of change Some people, and I’m one of them, are very lucky to find their personal and professional lives merge.  I guess there’s a work-life-balance risk associated, but on the whole give ...