Museum of Water
6 – 29 June 2014
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.30)
Lightwells & Deadhouse, South Wing
What water will you keep?
A melted snowman. Droplets from a baby’s bath. Sacred draughts from an Indian river. Just some of the items donated to London’s newest museum. In the atmospheric underground spaces of Somerset House, Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider our relationship with the most precious liquid the world has to offer.
As rainforests disappear and climate change turns fertile land into deserts, access to fresh water will be one of the key issues of the coming decades. Sharrocks invites you to browse the museum’s collection and add to it yourself.
Museum of Water is commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM.
In partnership with Artsadmin, LIFT and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, Somerset House and King's College London are hosting a series of events, installations, talks and screenings that will respond to and contextualize Museum of Water.