ABOUT OUR DIGITAL MUSEUM
Climate Museum UK doesn’t have a building, and our activities happen where our members live. We also do stuff online, and since March 2020, due to Covid-19 we’ve been focusing on events in Zoom, and using blogs and social media.
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And read on for more about our more about our SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS and THEMED COLLECTIONS.
1. Extreme Weather Stories
A growing collection of experiences and stories about extreme weather, which is being worsened by climate breakdown.
2. Everyday Ecocide
3. Stories of Extraction
Our Activist Museum Award has allowed us to enquire into Digital Commons Collecting and the idea of Extractivism. We’re looking into how to put an #EcoLensOnThings – highlighting the climate and ecology stories behind art, history & science collections online.
4. Climate Music
We are growing a collection of music and songs about climate change and the environment. We’ve also held Climate Open Mic nights, and one of our members is thinking about climate sound art and Climate Museum UK radio.
5. Other digital projects
- #TimeToMend, a campaign to encourage people to mend things rather than buy new
- #ActsOfTreeKindness, challenges & resources during the Urban Tree Festival
- #DrawingEnergy, our contribution to #ChildrensArtWeek – daily art activities exploring different aspects of energy
- #MyClimateMuseum, for the Big Draw Climate Festival we launched a call to create and share personal climate museums
- #CultureTakesAction, sharing the ways that arts and culture can tackle the Earth crisis
- #ClimateBooks, inviting reviews of books and other media, posted on our blog.
We are collecting responsively to an enormous and complex issue, aiming to share resources urgently for learning and inspiration. The biggest collection is on Pinterest, many thousands of visual bookmarks linking through to articles, artworks and tools across the internet.