About Museum of Care

“We produce a cup only once, but we wash and dry it a thousand times.”

David Graeber

Purpose & Values

What The Museum of Care IS

  • An idea
  • An art project
  • A collection of spaces to meet
  • A place to hide
  • A place that you can make your own by copying everything and taking it with you 
  • A place to argue, and to be friends
  • A mailing list, a collection of links, a reading group or movie club.

Mostly it is the people themselves. Actually, there is nothing in it except the people.

What The Museum of Care IS NOT

  • A collection of goods and treasures that may be stolen and sold
  • A fundraising machine
  • A cemetery
  • A job centre
  • A political party
  • A lobbyist group

It is anti-anti

  • Anti-neoliberals fundamentally, and specifically: against property as a right to prohibit people from doing what they want to do
  • Anti-representative democracy fundamentally, and specifically: representing other people’s interests in the absence of those being represented
  • Anti-authoritarian fundamentally, and specifically: long meetings of people who are in the business of making decisions for other people
  • Anti-wall, anti-barriers, anti-borders fundamentally, and specifically: instructions for those who don’t want to follow them

It is pro-pro

  • Pro freedom fundamentally, and specifically: everyone has the right to leave and to do whatever they want to do
  • Pro laughter and silliness fundamentally, and specifically: for those who come to us to procrastinate, to idle, to be silent and to watch
  • Pro privacy fundamentally, and specifically: for everyone’s right to be themselves, to not share what they don’t want to, and to not been forced to do what they don’t want to do
  • Pro risk fundamentally, and specifically: for everyone’s right to strive for the impossible, for the unexpected
  • Pro scandal fundamentally, and specifically: for the right to quarrel, to argue and reach for truth

Rules

The Museum of Care, as an open-source project, would be happy to see many versions of Museums of Care and Caring spread around the world.

We should try it out, discuss it and develop it.

That’s why we made this Museum.

If you don’t feel comfortable in our Museum for (any) reason, you can just create your own Museum.

We will be glad for you to copy, translate, rewrite or develop texts and images related to any documentation of the principle idea of the Care Museum under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License | Museum Of Care 2021 | license.

We would ask you, in the spirit of open-source information, for proper acknowledgement of the authors and to include a link to our website.

We would consider it exploitative and unfair if you copy, modify, or distribute any of the Museum of Care’s projects. They belong to their authors. However, you are welcome to contact the authors of the projects and discuss use with them. The Museum of Care has no rights or authority over the Projects of the Museum of Care.

The Museum of Care is a joint project initiated by David Graeber and Nika Dubrovsky. The use of any material associated with these particular people must be agreed with estate@davidgraeber.org or dubrovsky@gmail.com