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…

Harvesting the Knowledge Symposium – Ceredigion Museum

On a beautifully sunny Friday this June I had the great pleasure to attend a symposium run by Ceredigion Museum as part of its Happy Museum Project, Harvesting the Knowledge. This fantastic collaborative project between the Museum and Tir Coed…

Stewardship, Equity, Flow – the Happy Museum

At our recent Symposium, Founder Director Tony Butler presented a paper – Stewardship, Equity, Flow – reviewing the first three years of the Happy Museum project. ‘As it completes its third iteration, Happy Museum will keep asking people in museums…

Happiness is…?: Happy Museum Symposium Report by Frances Reed

Share aggressively, steal with pride and none is as smart as all of us. It was under the guidance of these messages that the Happy Museum Project held its 2 day conference at Stoke Rochford Hall, Grantham. The Happy Museum Project (HMP)…

My Happy Museum Journey by Afsheen Butt

Afsheen Butt is a member of Aik Saath, a Slough-based charity that empowers and supports young people to lead and deliver change in their community. Aik Saath worked in close partnership with Slough Museum on the recent Happy Museum project,…

Measure What Matters – Invitation to Open Workshop on April 29th

Date and time: Tuesday 29th April 2014, 11.00-17.00 Cost: Free attendance Location: Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley St, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5SE Map: http://www.fazeleystudios.com/location.php Refreshments: A sandwich lunch will be provided.   With Happy Museum team Mandy Barnett and Ruth…

Happy (Cantie) Museums launch in Scotland

    On 26th February a group of 30 museum practitioners gathered at the Royal Society in Edinburgh to discuss the formation of a Happy Museum  (or ‘Cantie’ Museum after Burns: “Contented Wi’ Little and Cantie Wi’ Mair”) Community of…