Breathing Canterbury Happy Museum Affiliate the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in Canterbury has commissioned a project and exhibition, Breathing Canterbury, exploring the effects of air pollution on Canterbury and beyond.  The Beaney commissioned an artist/facilitator, Trudi Field, to work with local partners to create exhibits to raise awareness of this important issue. Workshop participants […]

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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 its conservation campaigns. My Happy Museum experience at Imperial War Museum North (read about it here) played a role in awakening my inner activist. I […]

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This case study is about how museum and galleries used Happy Museum thinking to have a new perspective on the resources available to them. This was not just about taking measures to reduce the impact of activities on the environment, but about thinking creatively about the full range of resources available – materials, money, energy, […]

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Hosted at the London Transport Museum in 2016,  Happy and Green drew connections between Sustainability and Wellbeing in supporting individual, institutional and societal resilience – and considered the particular role that culture can play.  A day rich in provocation and discussion bringing together thinkers from the fields of policy and practice; public sector and private sector; […]

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Jonathan Rowson of the RSA said ‘the essence of the climate change challenge is the wrong kind of energy (fossil fuels) in the wrong kind of economy (fixated with GDP) pursuing the wrong kind of objective (consumption without end)’ In the light of this challenge, and in an increasing number and range of contexts, people […]

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Valuation DIY A fun, workshop approach reviewing outcomes by prioritising or valuing outcomes. Valuation DIY is an empowering way for participants to discuss not just the extent, but the value of the different outcomes they have experienced through your project. Download (pdf): Valuation_DIY For information about the rest of our resources see this chart showing all our tools and […]

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Observational evaluation An in-gallery approach to predefined indicators of outcomes. Observational evaluation involves researchers observing participants in projects to record their activities, behaviours, emotions, interactions, themes and so on, to get a sense of how people experience your project. It can also be an opportunity to engage the front of house teams. Download: (pdf) Observational_evaluation For information about the […]

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