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Power Beyond Extraction

Programming Series and Day of Action in Pittsburgh

Alcatraz: An Unfinished Occupation

Canoe Journey and Programming Series in the Bay Area

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Whale People: Protectors of the Sea

Exhibition by The Natural History Museum with the Lummi Nation

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Exhibition: “Hlk’yak’ii: To Start a Fire”

The Natural History Museum is pleased to take part Hlk’yak’ii: To Start A Fire, a group exhibition at the Haida Gwaii Museum that aims to facilitate and promote sovereign and sustainable solutions to energy independence and human resilience in the face of climate change. 

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From the Blog

About NHM: an artist statement from Not An Alternative

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a program of Not An Alternative, a non-profit organization and collective that works at the interaction of art, activism, cultural organizing and critical theory. Since launching in 2014, NHM has grown into a formidable institution in its own right. This artist statement situates NHM’s work within its broader art/activism practice.

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New outdoor exhibition and IMAX-style film venue

This weekend we debuted our new traveling, outdoor exhibition and IMAX-style film projection venue at Lummi Nation, with a presentation of “Whale People: Protectors of the Sea”.

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Welcoming two new team members!

We are thrilled to be working with two new team members, please join us in welcoming Storytelling Fellow Ruth Miller (Curyung Tribe) and Senior Research Fellow Mark Auslander. Sending socially distanced virtual elbow bumps their way.

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Summer 2020 Update

As a flexible, skunkworks framework, we’ve been working for years to model the museum of the future, one that aligns its interests with the needs of communities that are leading the fight for a safe and equitable future for all. As we bear witness to intensifying calls on society and our bedrock institutions to address systemic racism and inequality and to decolonize, this work has become all the more relevant.

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