Waste Not…. the anti-upgrading exhibition

‘Our enormously productive economy demands we make consumption a way of life’. This is a quote from 1955 on the wall of a recent exhibition at The Lightbox (supported by Happy Museum commission funding).  The exhibition took as its starting…

Happy Museum Evaluation Report September 2014

The Happy Museum Project are pleased to announce the publication of our second  Learning and Evaluation report. One of the principles of Happy Museum is to ‘measure what matters’, and the report was undertaken in that spirit.It is about learning…

Happy Museum Project in Reading: Where’s Reading Heading?

In August 2014, Reading Museum received a second commission from the Happy Museum to build on the earlier success of its Revealing Reading’s Hidden Histories project (also, see here). The new project aims to provoke debate and active citizenship, facing…

Launch of the Happy Museum 5-Year Plan

Since 2011 Happy Museum (HM) has brought together thinking around well-being and sustainability and investigated the particular role of museums in supporting individual, organisational and societal resilience.  It places its work firmly in the context of, and in response to,…

Happy Museum seeks part-time communications and administrative support

The Happy Museum Project is seeking to appoint an individual to support the communications and administrative functions of the project between July 2015 and May 2016. Information for applicants can be downloaded here Happy Museum Communications and Admin Support –…

Happy Museum receives ACE Resilience Funding for planned work supported by People United

The Happy Museum Project and People United are delighted to have been awarded funding from the ACE Museum Resilience Fund for the period 2015/6.   Increasing numbers of economists, ecologists, politicians, psychologists and physicians are identifying the vital linkage between…

Happy and Green: Investigating the benefits to museum teams of a focus on wellbeing and sustainability

In September teams from seven museums gathered together at the fantastic Cinema Museum in Kennington to test out the business and wider benefits of sustainability and wellbeing in museum (and wider cultural) practice. Museum teams came from The Lightbox in…

Invitation to Happy and Green seminar

We are offering an opportunity to engage with the ideas and learning behind Happy Museum and our partners, Julie’s Bicycle and People United.  You and two colleagues are invited to take part in a Seminar Happy and Green: Investigating the…

Happy Museum Commissions Three New Projects

We’re delighted to announce that following our open call to the exisiting Community of Practice, we have commissioned new projects at Reading Museum, Manchester Museum and The Lightbox, Woking. The focus of the activity is to deepen our learning about…

Commissioned Projects – Blog News

Derby Museums, WAVE/Craftspace and Woodhorn Charitable Trust all use blogs as a way to disseminate up-to-date information about their Happy Museum commissioned projects. Derby Museums’ Tumblr site for example provides a useful archive of information connected to their ‘Re-making the…