Our latest news and events.

  • Good Work: How might we re-think our work and our working relationships for good?
    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 ...
  • Welcome to our new Steering Group membersWelcome to our new Steering Group members
    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 ...
  • Seeking members for new Steering GroupSeeking members for new Steering Group
    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 ...
  • New partnership with Julie’s BicycleNew partnership with Julie's Bicycle
    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 ...
  • Call out for museum teams for new Peer Learning ProgrammeCall out for museum teams for new Peer Learning Programme
    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 ...
  • Creative Civic Connections for ClimateCreative Civic Connections for Climate
    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 ...
  • ‘What if museums could become engine-rooms of the imagination?‘What if museums could become engine-rooms of the imagination?
    “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 ...
  • How can museums tell a new story of place?How can museums tell a new story of place?
    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 ...
  • No Going Back ConversationsNo Going Back Conversations
    Society has changed dramatically. Lockdown and Black Lives Matter protests have blown open any sense of ‘normal’. Now, as museums, galleries and heritage organisations struggle with planning for reopening, the ...
  • Collections, Compassion and Covid-19Collections, Compassion and Covid-19
    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 ...