Do we really want “Our Future Planet” to be sponsored by fossil giant Shell? As Museums For Future we respond with a clear No. Here is why it is intolerable for any museum, especially for the Science Museum’s latest climate exhibition, to accept funding from Big Oil in the middle of the ecological crisis.Read more
Thank you so much for your last contribution(s) during our Green week from April 19th-23rd 2021. Together with museums and museum professionals (and of course museum go-ers and art enthusiasts) we celebrated Earth Day and asked museums to go green. We were stunned how many of you showed up and off: so many marvelous #greenestobjects were highlighted in our second #curatorbattle and many more green events happened near and far. And even though, we said in our call to action that we “may not be able to turn our institutions green overnight”, all our social media feeds somehow magically did. Thank you for being part of this!
Thank you all for making the (museum) world greener! #museumsgogreen.Read more
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.Read more