Press: How should museums teach us about climate? These Houston activists are looking for the answer.

Molly Kyles, a Rice University student, looks at a display Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Photo by Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer.

Earlier this month, we sat down with Houston Chronicle staff writer Emily Foxhall and talked to her about starting the museum. One year prior we were just starting to build the space.

From the article:

“If climate change, we believe, is something so radical that we have to rethink how we live, then we also have to rethink our institutions,” Aaron Ambroso said one recent evening. “What happens when we don’t have climate control within a museum? And how does that change its mission and what it does? Can you have a museum and not preserve things?”

Read the rest of the article on the Houston Chronicle website, or download the pdf here.

Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland, Géographie des plantes Équinoxiales: Tableau physique des Andes et Pays voisins, from Essai sur la géographie des plantes, 1805, hand-colored print, 24 x 36 in., Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, © Copyright The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Arpillera made by women from the town Melipilla. Women make wool and cook in the foreground, 1995. From Art Against Dictatorship: Making and Exporting Arpilleras Under Pinochet by Jacquiline Adams