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About The NHM: 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 an institution in its own right. This artist statement situates NHM’s work within its broader art/activism practice.

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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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“Oscar for Museums”, Grist 50 and Creative Capital

The Natural History Museum was a finalist for an international “Oscar for Museums”, NHM’s Narrative Change Director Julian Brave Noisecat and Executive Director Beka Economopoulos were both named in this year’s Grist 50 round-up of top fifty environmental leaders, and we’re honored to have been selected for the 2020 Creative Capital Award to develop a People’s Tribunal on natural history and its colonial legacy.

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