On Monday, July 20, officials announced a plan for a climate change museum in New York City. The museum will focus on climate and climate change with exhibits that connect the atmosphere to health, social justice, and rain-delayed baseball games.
Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project, said the museum was now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” The emphasis will be on solutions to the climate issue.
The board realizes that not everyone is convinced of global warming, but all will be welcomed when the museum opens its doors. Supporters state that this will be the first global warming museum in the nation.
The museum will be as interactive as possible. Guests will be asked to contribute solutions to the global warming issue. The goal is by getting people involved, there will come a realization that if people work together, the problem can be erased.
The state’s Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Tom Dunn, a spokesman for the board, said.
It may be five or six years before a grand opening at some new building in Manhattan or Brooklyn, but Massie said the museum will be in front of the public much earlier with pop-up exhibits and education programs. An “interim museum” could be in place in 21/2 years, she said.
After the regents approval, the next step will be fund-raising efforts.
From: The New York Times