Case studies

Through commissioned projects, Happy Museum have supported museums to test out the Happy Museum Principles.  The Case Studies below distill learning from a range of these projects.  Whether it is prescribing happiness, putting making at the heart of the museum, experimenting with the role of play, building social capital or engaging with vulnerable communities – they each provide a fascinating picture of the Principles in practice.

You can also search for relevant case studies through our Story of Change framework which identifies themes such as sharing a wellbeing visionworking across hierarchies and teams, using the museum’s unique resources and considering the social and financial benefits of being green.

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