In the face of the sixth mass extinction, we do not need bigger and better mausoleums; nor do we need more durable fortresses to protect our most treasured landscapes and cultural objects. We need to turn museums inside out, to transform them into resources that support the life that runs through everything–inside, beneath, and beyond their walls. We need infrastructures to catalyze and amplify our shared struggle for a just and livable world.
Launched by the activist art collective Not An Alternative in 2014, The Natural History Museum began as a performative art intervention taking the form of a traveling, pop-up museum. Today, we are building a museum for the movement.