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Health, Wealth and Happiness project aims

Health, Wealth and Happiness is a contemporary collecting and engagement project funded by a Covid-19 Museum Development Fund grant from Museums Galleries Scotland.  The aims of the project are:

  • to employ a Museum Assistant for 12 months
    • to provide capacity and support to the Collections Team by acting as project co-ordinator
    • to provide an entry level museum post as an opportunity in the Highlands for the postholder to gain valuable skills and experience that will help to establish a career in the sector
  • to develop skills and experience of staff and volunteers whilst also improving collections knowledge and relevance
  • to make new acquisitions for the museum collection, in particular relating to the pandemic but also other health issues and disabilities experienced by people across the region
  • to promote collaboration with other teams, museums, networks and organisations
  • to create an engagement programme exploring new activities and interpretation
  • to increase digital engagement and enhance web content
  • to proactively develop new audiences, with a focus on local communities across the region
  • to raise the profile of the collections and the museum
  • to produce an exhibition staged at IMAG, followed by two HLH sites in Thurso
  • to purchase new exhibition equipment and interpretation aids that can be reused in future exhibitions and displays
  • to undertake evaluation that will inform future projects, displays and activities
  • to share our experiences and examples of good practice with the wider sector