Climate Museum UK may one day have a single base but it’s not intended as a visitor attraction in one building. For now, it is mobile, to visit where it is needed. So, what is the Digital Museum?
This helps us achieve the mission of supporting cultural & civic workers to respond to the Emergency, by sharing tools and showcasing what we do. For practitioners and organisations, we have a collection of workshop tools to respond to the Emergency.
A lot of time is dedicated to social media, to share our learning and contemporary collecting:
- Check out Climate Museum UK’s blogposts, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- See also Everyday Ecocide – a campaign to call out erasure & denial of nature and human-caused climate change. Join, follow, use #everydayecocide
Whenever the Museum pops up, it will generate new artworks and ideas, which are shared. As collections are acquired or made (e.g. books, posters or games) they may be catalogued, reviewed or illustrated.
In future, we hope to signpost collections of material artefacts of climate art, science and campaign history held elsewhere to increase access to them (e.g. by other museums who might borrow them).
For now, we are creating collections of digital material, for education and inspiration. One of these is a collection of music and songs about climate change and the environment.
The biggest and growing collection is on Pinterest, visual bookmarks linking through to resources across the internet. If you’d like to collaborate on any of these boards please connect, with your Pinterest ID and interest in a board. Explore below.
Room 1: Appreciating the Earth
Climate Art – many artworks about beauty of life on Earth
Room 2: Exploring the Climate & Ecological Emergency
Climate Basics – simple infographics about climate science
Climate Health – including mental health impacts
Fire in climate breakdown – wildfires etc
Climate Art – many artworks help us understand the Emergency
Room 3: Ideas for activism
What Joanna Macy calls ‘holding actions’ – stopping the harm
Remembrance Day for Lost Species (Nov 30th)
Climate Art – many of the artworks are activist
Room 4: Ideas for changing the system
What we might call ‘prefigurative action’
Climate Art – some of the artworks speculate or generate a regenerative future
Room 5: Ideas for living sustainably
These are also prefigurative actions but are on a smaller scale, more domestic, or easier
Behind the Scenes: Exploring what Climate Museum UK might be:
Climate Museum UK pop-ups – documenting some of our events
Stories of Extraction and Regeneration – a planned project