As Museum For Future we welcome past and current efforts by the Science Museum to incorporate sustainability issues in their working practices, collections care and public education. We also recognize that there are and have to be many solutions when it comes to tackling the climate crisis and that it is imperative to share knowledge about climate innovations with the wider public.
However, we also see direct sponsorship of the upcoming “Our Future Planet” exhibition at the Science Museum through Shell as highly problematic and contradictory.
As Museums For Future, we stand in solidarity with the youth climate movement around the world and hereby support UKSCN London and other organizations in their justified demands to object to the Science Museum’s Shell sponsorship for this exhibition.
If you want to support this call too, please find an open letter to the Science Museum here: https://www.ukscnlondon.org/science-museum-and-shell-sponsorship
For more information, see also https://cultureunstained.org/2021/04/16/science-museum-faces-backlash-over-shell-sponsorship-of-climate-exhibition/