Happy Tracker Very simple, workshop approach before, after, and regularly through a period to identify individual wellbeing outcomes. Happy Tracker is a very simple and easy tool developed by the Story Museum working with the New Economics Foundation (nef) to assess individual wellbeing. Participants simply use their body to indicate their level of wellbeing at points in […]

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This case study looks at how the Museum of East Anglian life reimagined itself as a social enterprise and used appropriate evaluation tools to demonstrate the value of its work. The museum’s success in building social capital and promoting wellbeing inspired the creation of the Happy Museum Project in 2011. Download (pdf): case_study_MEAL

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This case study is about how The Story Museum team put wellbeing and sustainability at the heart of its ethos and vision for the museum as it prepared to open to the public. The project’s aim was to ensure the museum was ‘happy from the beginning’. Read more about the project and download the (pdf) […]

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This case study is about how members of the community with mental health issues curated an exhibition called ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ – and helped The Lightbox to embed a participative way of working and a focus on wellbeing. Download (pdf): Case Study – Woking, Community engagement and co-creation

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This case study is about how IWM North used the ‘story of change’ tool to develop overall vision. Related to this, the museum tested different approaches to visitor object handling – and now uses the one which was the most successful. The museum has a new focus on wellbeing and sustainability. Download (pdf): Case Study […]

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This case study from Ceredigion Museum is about how a project developing craft wares with local young people led to a range of wider benefits – important partnerships for the future, a new source of revenue for the museum, exposure to new evaluations tools, as well as benefitting the young people involved. Download (pdf): Case […]

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This case study is about how Bilston Craft Gallery developed an under-used outdoor space. Staff worked with craft experts and local schools to create a regular outdoor creative play sessions for schools and children. Supporting creativity with children and early years is now a core part of Bilston Craft Gallery’s strategy to navigate the new […]

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