Climate Stories [Closed]

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 22, 2020 (All day)
Photo of Native American feathers

Please note: This exhibition is closed to help limit the potential exposure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For updated information on SF State’s response to COVID-19, visit the novel coronavirus information page.

Climate change affects everyone, but it impacts different communities disproportionately. This exhibit examines the effects of climate change on different areas around the world from both an environmental and cultural standpoint and how it impacts traditional subsistence strategies, resources, material culture traditions and connections to land. Many indigenous communities, particularly islander and coastal communities, are adapting to changing conditions and are also threatened with losing ancestral homelands. The exhibit also explores action being taken now, both globally and at San Francisco State University, encouraging students and visitors to participate in the climate conversation. The exhibit features objects from the Global Museum’s collection, impressive objects on loan from the California Academy of Sciences department of anthropology, specimens from the SF State Harry D. Thiers Herbarium and spotlights on research and projects from SF State faculty and staff.

Regular hours: Tuesdays - Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fridays by appointment. Free.

Fine Arts Building, Global Museum (Room 203)
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The Global Museum will also feature three other exhibit experiences: the Egyptian Learning Alcove, Story Lounge and Global Lives Project video installation.

The Story Lounge serves as a place for public programs and school field trips. It also features some objects (including the sarcophagi of Nes-Per-N-Nub, once a high priest of the Temple of Karnak) and the Magic Story Table, an interactive digital experience.

Global Lives Project is a video installation that will be playing on loop in the Global Lab. It can be viewed both inside the lab and outside in the rotunda hallway.

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Global Museum Holiday Celebration, December 10