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Climate Hack 2018

“How would you change one of our museums to tell stories about climate change? That was the question we posed to 24 people who participated in our first ever Climate Hack… Over three days we challenged four teams to make a prototype exhibit or display to be installed in one of our museums: the Polar Museum, the Museum of Zoology, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA). Each team had a combination of skilled makers and artists, people who know all about audiences and somebody with a good understanding of environmental science or the impact of climate change on different people. With the fantastic facilities of the Cambridge Makespace as our base, there were lots of possibilities and we had no idea what the teams would come up with. Handing over control of what goes into our museums was both a little frightening and very exciting, especially as we were inviting the public in to the museums to see the teams’ final creations.”