Our latest news and events.

  • Say it in ClaySay it in Clay
    SAY 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 PlanetMuseums and the Wellbeing of People, Place and Planet
    Happy 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, LondonValues for Stronger Communities - Workshop 9th July, London
    Most 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 perspectiveHappy Museum - an international perspective
    Tony 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 InternationalNew Horizons: Happy Museum International
    Since 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 ReadingBuilding soft power in Reading
    Brendan 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 ...
  • From Museums to ZoosFrom Museums to Zoos
    Charlotte Smith moved from the museums and galleries sector to Chester Zoo. Here she reflects on Happy Museum thinking and the different models of community engagement the zoo uses in ...
  • Design for WellbeingDesign for Wellbeing
    NEF’s Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happy Museum thinking inspired a series of events on well-being and design at the Design Museum, writes producer Bernard Hay. One of the many changes ...
  • Learning & Evaluation report – September 2017
    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 ...
  • Values for stronger communities – new resourceValues for stronger communities - new resource
    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 ...