Helvetas and Mercator Switzerland are committed to a happy, sustainable world and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Museums have an important role to play in this.
With their remit to serve society and their development, museums are predestined to take a leading role in sustainability. The Happy Museums-initiative shows us how this can be approached in a broad and inspiring way.
What can museums in Switzerland do and what do they want to do?
The Happy Museums-initiative contributes to a global, sustainable future in the museum and exhibition sector. The aim is for as many Swiss museums and exhibition centres as possible to address the issue of sustainability. Through exhibition and outreach activities, both visitors and the local population should be encouraged to make concrete, individual changes in behaviour.