The peer learning programme builds on the particular power of museums to draw on past stories of rapid transition and transformation; and inspire museums and their communities to shape new stories and actions to address the climate and ecological emergency.  How have people adapted and innovated in the past to meet profound social and existential […]

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The dictionary definition of evaluation is ‘a judgement about the amount, number or value of something.’ At Happy Museum we value the wellbeing of people place and planet – first and foremost. Which sounds like a no brainer.  But we live in global system where our collective driver of value, our primary measurement of societal […]

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About No Going Back In this Happy Museum programme, we seek to build on the particular power of museums to draw on past stories of rapid transition and transformation; and to inspire museums and their communities to shape new stories and actions to address the climate and ecological emergency: How have people adapted and innovated […]

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In this session we explored how museums can connect with their communities to respond to the climate emergency with immediacy, reciprocity, creativity and fun – using shared and pop up spaces as places for encounter and connection. We investigated what might be gained by connecting the power of top down civic delivery with the energy […]

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“To imagine is to represent without aiming at things as they actually, presently, and subjectively are. One can use imagination to represent possibilities other than the actual, to represent times other than the present, and to represent perspectives other than one’s own.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In this session we explored the potential of museums […]

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In May 2020 in the middle of lockdown we held a workshop hosted by Culture Declares programme The Offer in partnership with Common Cause Foundation Watch a RECORDING of the session Covid-19 changed our world in ways that we could never have imagined, and in doing so revealed many anomalies that have challenged us. In […]

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Our greatest need today is to see life as whole, to see its many sides in their proper relations; but we must have a practical as well as a philosophical interest in such an integrated view of life. Patrick Geddes In this session we were invited to explore bioregioning – defined as ‘a land and […]

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Dip in! – click the links for recordings and reports What if Museums could become engine rooms of the imagination? With Rob Hopkins, activist and writer; Hannah Fox, Derby Museums and Lucy Neal, Theatre maker and activist Creative Civic Connections for Climate Emergency With Debbie Bourne, Transition Kentish Town, Farhana Yamin, Environmental Lawyer and Climate […]

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Covid-19 has changed our world in ways that we could never have imagined.  The pandemic has had a seismic impact on our world, its impacts exposing questions about what really matters and what our priorities are in the face of adversity, inequality and injustice. Common Cause Foundation (CCF) works with what they call the ‘perception gap’. […]

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