Donating to Museum of Water is easy
Choose what water is most precious to you.
Find a bottle to put it in.
Come and tell us why you chose it.
We will keep it for you.
Museum of Water travels to different sites worldwide, building new collections specific to each country. You can donate in person at Museum of Water – please see Events for our locations.
In each country we work locally to develop cultural programmes to accompany the Museum and to explore the context of water in which this work is being made. Please see here for the wide-ranging programme in collaboration with King’s College London & Somerset House Perth Festival Events Programme at Fremantle Arts Centre Rotterdam Schouwburg here
You can hear donor’s voices on the Sound Archive page.
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Between 2013-2016 Museum travelled across Britain, visiting over 30 different sites across the countries. The UK, Dutch and WA collections for Museum of Water are now complete.
From 2014-16 the Museum was resident in The Netherlands with the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. We developed an extraordinary programme looking at the fear of water as well as the pleasures of water, tracing the movement of water through our bodies, through the urban management of water, out into water law and imagined future water worlds. Visit the Dutch Museum of Water Facebook page for more information on our work in The Netherlands.
2016-18 saw us travelling to the vast landscapes of Western Australia. We acknowledge the Noongar people who remain the spiritual and cultural birdiyangara of this kwobidak boodjar and the Menang people, the traditional owners of the lands we were standing on. We pay our respects and give thanks for sharing their knowledges with us.
These are not an exhaustive collections, but completing the collections allows us to gain perspective and to explore a timeline between distant and recent past, our present situations and the coming future. Moving our focus from gathering water allows us to put more energy into exploring the current collections.
Custodians of the Museum
Designer Lucy Carruthers
Artsadmin Producers Cat Harrison and Mark Godber Director Judith Knight
Curators Sanneke van Hassel & Anouk Driessen
Simone van Hulst
Mark van de Koppel
Marel Jap Sam
Architect Dimitri Kruithov
Theatre Rotterdamse Schouwburg Producer Jolien Sanderse Director Ellen Walraven
Mei Swan Lim
Designer Zoe Atkinson
Creative Producer Sarah Rowbottam
Perth Festival Director Wendy Martin
WITH MANY THANKS to all our collaborators worldwide