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 the Foundation’s research into Human Values and Frames and opened…

Materialism degrades matter, can museums rise it up?

What 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 challenges museums to rise to the challenge of supporting…

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 lot more people talking about Star Wars than a brand…

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 Indicators) that their Happy Museum should be monitoring.  The…

Culture Sport and Wellbeing – a Happy Museum response to 2015 DCMS analysis

The DCMS have recently published a report Culture, Sport and Wellbeing, and analysis of the Taking Part Survey which focuses on the extent to which engagement with culture and sport is associated with happiness. Tony Butler, Chair of the Happy…

Happy Museum 5 Year Study.

The Happy Museum are embarking on an in-depth 5 year study with a small group of museums, investigating the impact of wellbeing and sustainability on individual, organisational and community resilience. The museums will be brought together in a dynamic programme…

‘Museums and our Relationship with the Material World’ @ Clay Cargo Boat – Kings Cross, London

On a rainy summer afternoon in August a small group of museum practitioners gathered on a canal boat in Kings Cross for an afternoon session investigating and experimenting with the links between museum collections and our relationship with the material…

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…

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…