Our latest news and events.

  • Museums and the imperative for change – a provocation Museums and the imperative for change - a provocation Happy Museum is excited to be a Commissioning Partner in the forthcoming Season for Change 2020 – a nationwide festival of artistic work engaging with the climate and ecological crisis, ...
  • Museums as conveners in a contested world Museums as conveners in a contested world ‘Our communities are diverse and complicated. They are muddled and made up of individuals who share, disagree, find common cause or show indifference to each other. Some neighbourhoods are diverse, ...
  • New! Messing About in the Museums Workshop – in Leeds on July 17th New! Messing About in the Museums Workshop - in Leeds on July 17thDon’t miss our playful places next workshop in Leeds which will be talking about Children’s rights, playful adults and play as protest! If you are interested in gaining creative ideas and ...
  • Happy Museum declares climate emergency Happy Museum declares climate emergencyOn 3rd April 2019 Happy Museum will join the first wave of cultural organisations declaring climate emergency.  As the accelerating impacts of climate change become increasingly evident it is vital that we ...
  • Values work for museums Values work for museums “Gave us a completely different perspective on how we think, and a framework within which we can actively curate and communicate to promote the shared ‘compassionate’ values of our visitors ...
  • Playful Places Playful PlacesBuilding on our work around Play in Museums over the past 6 years, we’re delighted to announce a new initiative for museums and cultural organisations – a network called Playful ...
  • Connecting with Community around Environmental Concerns – Workshop Connecting with Community around Environmental Concerns - WorkshopMuseums have found many ways to connect with their communities around environmental concerns – tackling subjects as diverse as resource use and waste, energy, local planning,  air pollution and more.  Building these connections ...
  • Exploring co-production for social change Exploring co-production for social changeIn January 2019, our Affiliate Chester Zoo hosted a session for the Happy Museum (HM) Community of Practice  exploring the subject of Co-Production for Social Change. The workshop was an experiment ...
  • Evaluation Reports Happy Museum have produced a number of evaluation reports which summarise learning about How to be a Happy Museum and how to run a national programme which can be downloaded ...
  • Adroddiad – Amgueddfeydd Cymru a Deddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol Adroddiad - Amgueddfeydd Cymru a Deddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau'r Dyfodol