The Museums for Climate Action publication and website gather together a range of thinking about how museums might address the challenges of a warming world.
Three fonts are used in combination across the project. Venus is used for headlines – in lowercase only, and in the bold condensed cut – Graphik for body copy, and Triptych Roman(with Italick) as an alternate contrasting editorial voice.
Divided into three sections – Rethink, Reimagine, and Mobilise – the website includes research material from the project team, a suite of concepts imagining possible museum futures in the climate change era, and key resources to inspire radical climate action in the sector and beyond.
The project began life as a design and ideas competition, launched on International Museum Day 2020. Responding to the two main pillars of climate action – mitigation and adaptation – the competition asked how museums could help society make the deep, transformative changes needed to achieve a net-zero or zero-carbon world.
The responses, which could address any aspect of museum design and activity, ranged from the fantastical to the highly practical. You can see a selection of these concepts in the Reimagine section of the website here.