Welsh museums and The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

Welsh museums and The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

By The Happy Museum


This report by The Happy Museum published in September 2018, Welsh museums and The Wellbeing of Future Generations, shines a light on the myriad ways in which six Welsh museums are responding to the goals of the Act.

An illuminating report on the impact of six Welsh museums on wellbeing. Useful whatever your sector and wherever you're based.

‘If we are to make museums – relevant for the future, we must be innovative in the ways we engage and inspire, and collaborate effectively with the public sector; ensuring we are acting today for a better tomorrow.'

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Focusing on the work of six Welsh museums, the report demonstrates the significant contribution museums can make through examples of current or recent practice – as well as detailing the museums’ efforts to develop projects specifically to respond to the Wellbeing goals.

The report was developed through a partnership project between Happy Museum and Monmouthshire MuseumsCardiff Story MuseumCeredigion MuseumOriel MônStoriel and Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives.  The six Welsh museums worked with the Happy Museum over six months, to deepening their understanding of their Future Generations Act obligations, reviewing the ways in which they were already responding to the goals, and planning new activities and embed ways of working that would take their response to the next level.   The project was supported by the Welsh Government through an accreditation support grant from the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales.

Download the report.

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Resource type: Guide/tools | Published: 2018