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  • Building soft power in ReadingBuilding soft power in Reading
    Brendan Carr of Reading Museum describes how their Happy Museum work raised the museum’s profile and helped it get involved in shaping the city’s future. Our first Happy Museum Project commission ...
  • From Museums to ZoosFrom Museums to Zoos
    Charlotte Smith moved from the museums and galleries sector to Chester Zoo. Here she reflects on Happy Museum thinking and the different models of community engagement the zoo uses in ...
  • Design for WellbeingDesign for Wellbeing
    NEF’s Five Ways to Wellbeing and Happy Museum thinking inspired a series of events on well-being and design at the Design Museum, writes producer Bernard Hay. One of the many changes ...
  • Learning & Evaluation report – September 2017
    The Happy Museum Project are pleased to announce the publication of our third Learning and Evaluation Report (Sep 17)  produced by Flow Associates.  The full report and a short summary ...
  • Values for stronger communities – new resourceValues for stronger communities - new resource
    Research shows most of us care deeply about one another and the world around us, valuing things like equality, community and friendship. However, the large majority of us underestimate the extent to ...
  • Exploring Happy Museum in the digital worldExploring Happy Museum in the digital world
    Since 2012 Happy Museum has worked to re-imagine the purpose of museums as stewards of people, place and planet, supporting wellbeing and building resilience in the face of global challenges.  ...
  • Happy Museum and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, WalesHappy Museum and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, Wales
    The Happy Museum is delighted to announce a new initiative – working with six museums across Wales to develop and test museum practice in support of the goals of the ...
  • New Measure What Matters workshop on transformative evaluationNew Measure What Matters workshop on transformative evaluation
    Measure What Matters, Fazeley Studios Birmingham 13th June 2017, 10-5pm Our annual Happy Museum ‘Measure What Matters’ event is a holistic look at evaluation in museums. From tools to transformation, ...
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    Happy Museum Affiliates  2017
  • Happy Museum announces first round of AffiliatesHappy Museum announces first round of Affiliates
    Happy Museum (HM)  is delighted to welcome the first members of its Affiliate Scheme.  The Scheme is a new peer learning network forming part of the wider HM programme, funded ...