Climate Museum UK is a mobile and digital museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
NOTE: During the Covid-19 crisis the activities described below are limited, and we are focusing on digital projects.
A mobile and digital museum stirring and collecting responses to the climate and ecological emergency. A team of creative people based in the UK, passionate about the planet, we produce and gather art, objects, ideas, games and books, and then use these to activate people. These activations help people to play, make, think and talk about the Earth crisis and to open their imaginations to possible futures.
Activation for public and learning audiences: As members, we have kits of props, games, curious objects, books and workshop activities. Most are in our base studio in Lewisham but other members live across the South of England. We can use these collections to run workshops in museums, libraries, schools, visitor centres, conferences or empty shops, developing bespoke activities to suit you. See the photos from our pop-up exhibition in Brighton.
Our offer for professionals and teams: We can run half-day or full day workshops for teams in cultural, educational, business or campaign organisations. We can also do talks or lead creative discussions in conferences, or longer bespoke commissions such as Climate Games lunches for staff.
Digital museum: We’re developing a digital presence, of collections of climate art and information, including lots of resources on Pinterest. We are also thinking about climate lens onto UK digital cultural collections, an eco-themed ‘distributed commons’. We are also running social campaigns.
Advocacy: Our team members are also activists and advocates, playing a role in UK-wide and international initiatives furthering the role of culture in climate action and regenerative economies. For example, we actively support Museums for Future, Remembrance Day for Lost Species and Culture Declares Emergency.
If you want to contribute:
- Please follow and promote us on Instagram, on Twitter and Facebook
- We invite you to read and comment on the blogposts
- You can be a pinner on a Pinterest board, write a blogpost, or suggest resources we might collect or link to
- You can invite us to an event, or to organise a workshop
- You can donate an artwork, a book, printed resource or creative tool
- Sign up to our quarterly newsletter or just connect
- If you’d like to get involved in our team, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
“Museums can be outside, inside, a state of mind, a movement or a feeling. I like Climate Museum UK and Cateran Eco Museum for pointing the way to a different way of looking and seeing.” Jenny White, British Council
Go here for more about our Story of Change, our principles, our offer and what it costs.