Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water that tells stories of the people and places it comes from. It is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.

Water is our most basic need but also our most overlooked, throwaway substance. We claim kinship with every water metaphor, yet in our actions we defend against it, squeezing and pumping, chlorinating and piping, soothed by our certainty that it will pour from our taps at a twist of our fingers.

It is time to re-examine our connection with the water that surrounds us, to develop a new relationship: to consider what is precious about it and how we are using it now in order to explore how we might care for it in the future. We are all implicated in this.

Museum of Water has travelled to over 50 different sites worldwide, been visited by over 60,000 people, and currently holds over 1,000 bottles in the collection. In celebration of our access to fresh water, always running alongside the Museum is our Water Bar, a free pop-up outdoor bar serving fresh water from the nearest source.

Begun in 2013, in a time of relative plenty in Britain, Museum of Water travels across the world gathering collections of water for future generations to consider. The collection holds ghost water and bad dream water, water from the last ice age, a melted snowman as well as Norwegian spit, three types of urine and two different breaths. It holds water from Lourdes, Mecca and the Ganges, Mediterranean sea beside a refugee camp on Lesvos and water from an aboriginal grandmother remembering the stolen generation and the disappearing wetlands of Western Australia.

Explore our Collection online, listen to donors’ speaking about their water, keep an eye out for future events and bring your own water.

Choose what water is precious to you.
Help us build a collection of water for future generations to enjoy.
What water will you keep?


🌊 @MuseumOfWater launches Um of Water, an interactive and virtual experience about water in collaboration with Indigenous artists in Ontario, Canada.
The ongoing project will continue across ...2022, culminating in June.
@luminato @artsadm
https://t.co/IMtO5tgHtQ

An exclusionary, racist, ableist, classist environment directly informs the decision making process that is placed in it! The negotiating space that we create, as a planet, is one of the most ...important aspects of these talks and can ultimately set it up for failure or success/END

What is Water giving you?
How would Water feel about your current relationship?
What habits or entitlements could you give up to be a wiser relative to Water?

Um of Water is an ...ongoing artwork with future programming to culminate in June 2022. A preview of the work is open now - http://umofwater.com/

@artsadm @luminatofestival

#questions #umofwater #collectivethinking #movedifferently #watersheds #luminatofestival #listentotheland #museumofwater #change #outsidethemuseum #honouring #sovereigntyofwater #ethics #wateriskin #actoflove

Working collectively to re-think & dismantle museum structures, Um of Water is an invitation to enter into a conversation & gesture towards building collective capacity & stamina for ...action in support of & in service to water, precious water knowledges & water access #umofwater

This is an invitation to sit, listen, and be with water.
What do you hear?
What do you feel?
What does Water teach you?

Um of Water is an ongoing artwork with future ...programming to culminate in June 2022. This is a preview of the coming work and is accessible from a desktop computer only- http://umofwater.com/

#questions #umofwater #collectivethinking #movedifferently #watersheds #luminatofestival #listentotheland #museumofwater #change #outsidethemuseum #honouring #sovereigntyofwater #ethics #wateriskin #actoflove

This is an invitation to sit, listen, and be with water.
What do you hear?
What do you feel?
What does Water teach you?

Um of Water is an ongoing artwork with future ...programming to culminate in June 2022. A preview of the work is open now - http://umofwater.com/

#questions #umofwater #collectivethinking #movedifferently #watersheds #luminatofestival #listentotheland #museumofwater #change #outsidethemuseum #honouring #sovereigntyofwater #ethics #wateriskin #actoflove

We have had the opportunity to work with incredible photographers across the world, some over years. We are thankful for the brilliance of Ruth Corney, Ben Blossom, Lucy Carruthers, Pete Tweedie (UK), Salih Kilic (NL), Jess Wyld, Jacqueline Jane (WA), whose work features across this site. How to have a 3 minute shower by the brilliant Jen Jamieson and The Oceanic Sessions were part of Museum of Water WA.

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