Sound archive

When people bring water to Museum of Water, if they agree, we record our conversations.
This archive is now host to a unique and extraordinary gathering of people talking to us in intimate detail about their feeling for Water.

Thank you to every single person who has taken the time to gather your water and to bring it, to sit and talk together and to share details of your lives. The accessioning process is open ended, it takes as long as it needs to talk through what is in each bottle. Thank you for entering into this process together with kindness, openness and consideration. You have taught us so much.

Thank you to all the brilliant, kind and talented custodians we have had the pleasure of working with over the years. We have laughed and cried, carried and cleaned, laid out, sorted, noted and taken care of the bottles, the words and each other. The custodians have sat and listened carefully, have stayed silent while others spoke, have asked delicate and sometimes troubling questions and waited patiently to explore together what is in the bottles. We have tried to hold carefully the knowledges and the weight of these words.

We are in the process of making the whole sound archive as accessible as possible.
Every quarter we change the waters on this page: here are the words of just a few of our donors, and you can see from these recordings that no visit to the Museum is ever alike.
Please visit the full archive to hear more, you can listen to talks and search specific collections.

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