Welcome to Hot Science - Global Citizens



Hot Science Global Citizens: the Agency of the Museum Sector in Climate Change Interventions is an Australian Research Council Linkage Project lead by the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney in partnership with Museum Victoria (Melbourne), The Australian Museum (Sydney), Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), Questacon (Canberra); Liberty Science Center (New Jersey, USA), the University of Melbourne and the University of Leicester.


The research project looks at the museum sector as places to provide information, activate broker discussions and decisions around climate change issues, locally and trans-nationally. The project uses an interdisciplinary approach to develop new knowledge about what constitutes effective action around climate change, and how it can be represented and debated in local and global public spheres. The project looks to the museum sector – natural history, science museums and science centres – to play a role as resource, catalyst and change agent in climate change debates and decision-making. And as such as unique public spaces where science, government, industry, communities and NGOs can meet; where knowledge can be mediated, competing discourses and agendas tabled and debated; and , where innovative decision-making platforms can be created.