Our latest news and events.

  • 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 ...
  • How might museums help us navigate beyond our current crisis?How might museums help us navigate beyond our current crisis?
    ‘The past few weeks have exposed the fact that the biggest things can always change, at any minute. This simple truth, both destabilising and liberating, is easy to forget. We’re ...
  • Museums and the imperative for change – a provocationMuseums 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 worldMuseums 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 17thNew! Messing About in the Museums Workshop - in Leeds on July 17th
    Don’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 emergencyHappy Museum declares climate emergency
    On 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 museumsValues 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 PlacesPlayful Places
    Building 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 – WorkshopConnecting with Community around Environmental Concerns - Workshop
    Museums 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 changeExploring co-production for social change
    In 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 ...