Objects speak up for the climate in Museums For Future solidarity action

 A painting of a woman in a golden frame is photographed on a grey wall. The right corner is highlighted by a yellow expanse, almost like brushstrokes. The text added on top of the yellow reads "If objects could talk".

Museums For Future invites museums across the world to take part in a solidarity action for the climate on 25 March 2022 - the Global Climate Strike. Take a stand on social media or in-house for our climate by letting your museum objects speak up for their and our future. What would objects say about the climate crisis if they could speak up for themselves?

All objects in care of museums will at some point be threatened by climate change. Therefore, Museums For Future encourages you to show solidarity with everyone already demanding and taking climate action. Since the objects cannot speak for themselves, give them a voice so that they can speak for their future and ours!

If they could speak, objects might say:

  • “Demand Climate Action, because it is threatening you and me”
  • “You want to make history like me? Then demand climate action now.”
  • “Culture needs your protection - Please demand climate action now.”

Take a stand for the climate and our future on 25 March by joining the Global Climate Strike Solidarity Action in 3 simple steps:

  1. Pick an object from your collection and pair it with one of the messages cited above - or create your own.
  2. For an in-house action: Display a print of the message next to the chosen object.
    For a digital action: Use our prepared frames to modify a photo of your chosen object and feature it on your website/online collection.
  3. Let your object speak to everyone on 25 March: Post a photo of your in-house or digital action on your Social Media Channels using #museumsforfuture #ifobjectscouldtalk #climateaction
    (If you are not using Social Media but would like to be a part of the action, send an e-mail to action@museumsforfuture.org and they will share it in their channels with your permission and credit.)

Find all instructions, messages (for in-house action) and frames (for digital action) here.

(Languages: English, German and Turkish)

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