‘The Unified Network Model’ (UNM) provides the framework for a (re)imagined and (re)designed museum in the climate change era. We have modelled the UNM as a collective of museums rather than individual institutions. Inspired by ‘pop-up culture’, the network aims to educate, inspire and facilitate meaningful and impactful change through adaptive re-use and global connectivity.
The structure of the network links the museums as a series of interconnecting nodes to reduce rigidity and open barriers, both physical and metaphysical. The model subverts traditional practice through its governing structure and redesigned network, by functioning as a circular social enterprise (The Core) rather than a traditional, hierarchical authority. A suite of globally shared, ever-evolving resources are accessed via The Hub, a digital platform connecting communities and hosting a global conversation. The Hub details the framework for the network model (The What) and provides the Kit of Parts Toolkit (The How) to enable Node creation and operation.
Nodes take the shape of pop-up programmes and exhibitions directly connecting artists, educators, collectors and institutions to the communities they serve. The Nodes feedback to a wider global audience driving change, and pave the way for a regenerative future that enables new generations to thrive.
- Project Team
- Billie-Grace Dunk, Nicholas Justin, Victor Caringal, Orlando Hayes, Chris Mercer
- Project Name
- Unified Network Museum
- Team Location
- Australia, Sydney
- Community, activism & engagement