Since 2012, and with investment from PHF, ACE, CyMAL and the Wales Federation of Museums, HM has undertaken the following core activities: In addition, HM has: [1] Creative Interventions Abergavenny Museum: Weaving Wellbeing, Beaney House of Art and Knowledge: Paper Apothecary, Bilston Craft Gallery: Craftplay. Ceredigion Museum: Reaping the Knowledge, Ceredigion Museum: The Gospel Ship, […]

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CreaTures/Happy Museum pointers to making change Making a better world calls on us to work towards positive cultural change – above and beyond essential reduction in our carbon footprints. Cultural institutions and workers can lead a shift towards re-envisioning worlds, connecting with others and fulfilling lives through finding new meaning (and lead a shift away […]

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Would you like to join us in re-imagining museums for a sustainable future by fostering wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth? Museums face a host of pressing challenges – the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the cost of living crises, rising energy prices, pressure on funding streams and more. These combine with wider, deeper and […]

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This No Going Back conversation took place at a time of many emergencies and injustices beyond the pandemic itself – the climate emergency; biodiversity loss; social inequality; systemic racism; radicalization and extremism. In the words of Dr Toullah Oni, how could ‘back to normal’ be an aspiration, or desirable, ‘when normal was not ok to […]

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Together, Julie’s Bicycle and Happy Museum seek to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and climate resilient cultural sector which fosters the wellbeing of people, place and planet. As part of our collaboration and partnership, we are happy to confirm the members of the Happy Museum Steering Group who will work with Julie’s Bicycle to […]

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Inviting you to consider joining the Steering Group of Happy Museum Happy Museum invites people to think afresh about the role of museums by asking fresh questions; offering different perspectives and responses; and stimulating and supporting change towards our vision: To re-imagine museums for a sustainable future by fostering wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth. […]

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Happy Museum are delighted to announce our new collaboration and partnership with Julie’s Bicycle. Together, Julie’s Bicycle and Happy Museum seek to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and climate resilient cultural sector which fosters the wellbeing of people, place and planet. We do so by advocating for the role of culture in transforming the […]

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In placing our focus on the wellbeing of people, place and planet, Happy Museum has from its outset explored what we value as a society, how we measure it and the particular contribution of culture. Merely counting visitor numbers tells us nothing of the quality of their experiences and, working with the principle ‘measure what […]

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