Climate Museum UK may one day have a building full of objects and experiences. We do have a small studio where we work and keep our stuff. But for now, when it is possible, you can only actually visit us when we travel round and pop up in other people’s places. So, what is the Digital Museum?
This is a range of digital activities that opens up access to resources, and collects the contemporary response to the Earth Crisis.
Social media and news
Read our blogposts which track our evolution and share news.
Themed collections and enquiries
Extreme Weather Stories
A growing collection of experiences and stories about extreme weather, which is being worsened by climate breakdown.
Stories of Extraction
Our Activist Museum Award has allowed us to enquire into Digital Commons Collecting, with the idea of inviting digital donations on environmental themes. The first theme we’re exploring is Extractivism.
This includes an experiment in collaborative contemporary collecting, exploring the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and environmental issues.
We are growing a collection of music and songs about climate change and the environment. We’ve also held Climate Open Mic nights.
The ‘real’ museum and the digital
Whenever the Museum pops up, it will generate new artworks and ideas, which are shared.
Our digital presence helps us invite donations of books, art, posters/ephemera or games to our collection.
As collections are acquired or made we may use digital tools to review or promote them: for example, we may hold collaborative readings of climate books.
‘A big trawl’
We are collecting responsively to an enormous and complex issue, aiming to share resources immediately for education and inspiration.
The biggest and growing collection is on Pinterest, many thousands of visual bookmarks linking through to resources across the internet.