Our latest news and events.

  • Happy Museum Commissions Launched
    On 14th September representatives of the six Happy Museum Commissions – Manchester Museum, Godalming Museum, Lightbox Surrey, London Transport Museum, Oxford Story Museum and the Cinema Museum met with Tony ...
  • The Happy Museum Project – really something else?
    A blog from Tony Butler following the Happy Museum session at the Museums Association Conference As well as an endorsement from Caroline Lucas, the UK’s only Green Party MP, there was ...
  • Happy Museum Funded Commissions Announced
    Awards to six UK museums and galleries are part of a groundbreaking programme to see how museums can create new civic spaces to help society transition to a high well-being, ...
  • Museums for the Future Toolkit
    The Happy Museum Project is very pleased to endorse and share with you the Museums for the Future Toolkit, commissioned by Renaissance South East and written by Bridget McKenzie of ...
  • Finding the other ‘U’ – Happy Museum and Action for Happiness launch
    IN 2011 The Happy Museum took its place at the launch of ‘Action for Happiness’ in St Luke’s Old Street, London – proudly we might add, given our Happy Museum ...
  • Happy Museum Project launches
    March 29th saw the launch of the Happy Museum project at the October Gallery in London.  Senior representatives from museums, agencies, local councils, funders and other organisations and individuals with ...
  • Happy Museum Project announces £60,000 Commission Fund
    A fund of £60,000 will be made available through open application support museums to demonstrate that the principles of happiness and well-being can leave a legacy of cultural change within ...
  • The Happy Museum Paper – 2011
    The Happy Museum – a tale of how it could all turn out alright Published at the launch of the Happy Museum Project in 2011 and authored by Sam Thompson and ...
  • Museum appoints Happiness Associates
    The Museum of East Anglian Life (MEAL) has become the first museum in the UK to engage Happiness Consultants.  Lucy Neal and Hilary Jennings will be working to deliver the Happy Museum programme, a project designed to encourage museums to think about ...
  • Can a museum ‘Re-imagine’ our relationship to things
    In a previous blog I suggested ways in which museums could be part of a re-crafting of a world where climate change and peak oil has limited our capacity for ...