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  • Rules for a Playful Museum Rules for a Playful MuseumRead and download our Rules for a Playful Museum below See here for more about our work on play in museums.
  • ‘How far have you travelled?’ Metrics for modern museums 'How far have you travelled?' Metrics for modern museums‘How long was your journey to get here today?’ was the first question a room full of museum and cultural professionals were posed on a wet March 1st in Birmingham’s ...
  • Museum of Fossil Fuels Museum of Fossil FuelsWhat would you put in a Museum of Fossil Fuels? The Happy Museum invite you imagine what object you would place in a Museum of Fossil Fuels. We invite you to ponder ...
  • Constable, climate change and co-production – a day of Happy Museum ethics. Constable, climate change and co-production - a day of Happy Museum ethics.The General Assembly Room at the Royal Academy of Arts is a decadent chamber surrounded by golden pilasters and magnificent paintings such as John Constable’s the Leaping Horse. Originally a ...
  • Measure What Matters, from tools to transformation Measure What Matters, from tools to transformationMeasure What Matters Fazeley Studios Birmingham 1st March 2016, 10-5pm Our third Happy Museum ‘Measure What Matters’ event is a holistic look at evaluation in museums.  From tools to transformation, ...
  • Exploring our values – an opportunity for museums? Exploring our values - an opportunity for museums?The Happy Museum was delighted to invite Tom Crompton of the Common Cause Foundation to speak at a recent gathering of our 5-Year Study Group of museums.  Tom spoke about ...
  • Museums, materials and materialism Museums, materials and materialismWhat does exploration of our relationship with the material world offer to museum practice? In the light of global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity and financial instability, Happy Museum ...
  • Ethics (and Values): The Only Way? Ethics (and Values): The Only Way?‘a sustainable future – whatever form or forms it takes – will be decided by people in relation to their cultural traditions and values.’ UNESCO Sustainability Framework The contexts in which ...
  • Why aren’t we talking about COP21? “Why aren’t we talking about COP21?” is a phrase I have heard exclaimed a fair few times over the past few weeks. Sometimes it  seems as though there are a ...
  • Measuring What matters- the metrics of sustainability Thanks to Rachael Rogers at Abergavenny Museum for prompting potentially one of our most influential developments in the  UK museums sector. Rachael asked us if there were any KPIs (Key Performance ...