News

Our latest news and events.

  • Report of the Happy Museum Symposium 2012 Report of the Happy Museum Symposium 2012
  • Museums and the sustainable palm oil challenge Museums and the sustainable palm oil challengeThe news has been full of stories about palm oil – with the Rang Tan video going viral and many petitions and campaigns being set up in response. We wondered how ...
  • Walking on the Lines Walking on the Lines“She’s walking the lines on the museum floor and it seems to be the most interesting thing for her, here, right now!” In this short article, Charlotte Derry proposes that this ...
  • Report of the 2018 Happy Museum Symposium Report of the 2018 Happy Museum Symposium      Between 24 and 26 April over 60 members of the Happy Museum community of practice gathered with the HM team, trustees, partners and supporters in the beautiful setting of Stoke Rochford ...
  • Say it in Clay Say it in ClaySAY IT IN CLAY was a session led by Lucy Neal and Michael Martin from Encounters at the Happy Museum’s 4th Symposium.  The session’s genesis lay in previous collaborations between Happy ...
  • Museums and the Wellbeing of People, Place and Planet Museums and the Wellbeing of People, Place and PlanetHappy Museum Director, Hilary Jennings looks at developments in the programme in the context of a changing sector and a changing world. Since 2011 Happy Museum (HM) has stimulated and supported ...
  • Values for Stronger Communities – Workshop 9th July, London Values for Stronger Communities - Workshop 9th July, LondonMost people care deeply for other people and the places where they live. This is a simple but powerful, and typically underestimated, truth. But – paradoxically – the majority of us ...
  • Happy Museum – an international perspective Happy Museum - an international perspectiveTony Butler, one of the founders of the Happy Museum project, makes the case for an international affiliate scheme There’s been international interest in the Happy Museum project since it was ...
  • New Horizons: Happy Museum International New Horizons: Happy Museum InternationalSince 2011 Happy Museum has supported the development of museum people and practice, placing wellbeing within an environmental and future-facing frame, and rethinking the role that museums can play in ...
  • Building soft power in Reading Building soft power in ReadingBrendan Carr of Reading Museum describes how their Happy Museum work raised the museum’s profile and helped it get involved in shaping the city’s future. Our first Happy Museum Project commission ...