Museum of Human Kindness

by Museum of Kindness in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th October 2019 we successfully raised £3,000 with 39 supporters in 28 days

What's the kindest thing a stranger has done for you? This project celebrates random acts of kindness through stories and art.

by Museum of Kindness in Norwich, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We want to go global! 

Help us reach our stretch target to help us deliver more in this exhibition and start laying the foundation for our next exhibitions in other cities, countries and contexts. 


Museum of Human Kindness is a physical and digital museum that turns stories on acts of kindness into works of art.

We need to raise £3000 to produce our first exhibition that brings real-life stories and story-inspired art together, and to spark new conversations on compassion. 

What does the Museum do?

The Museum collects stories from the public on acts of kindness people received from complete strangers. We then bring in a selected group of artists to respond to and create new work inspired by some of these stories. 

It's a space where art and stories are presented side-by-side to spark new conversations on empathy and nurture a more compassionate society.

What's the motivation?

The Museum is motivated by our desire to counter the growing prevalence of polarising narratives seen in the media. These seem to drive us more and more apart even though for most of us, our everyday experience is quite different: interactions not only with family and friends but also with strangers are characterized by goodwill, civility, and acts of kindness. The museum attempts to highlight these acts—small and large—and emphasise the common humanity that binds us together.

How will we use your money?

So far, we've driven the Museum forward with volunteered time and energy. Your support will help us:

  • Cover the costs associated with the build of our first exhibition 
  • Run public art workshops on kindness
  • Provide a modest fee to artists creating work for the exhibition
  • Create a beautiful full-colour exhibition catalogue, and 
  • Create an awesome state-of-the-art virtual reality digital archive of the show (with support from V21 Artspace)


When and where is the exhibition, and the Private View?

We'd love to meet and thank you in person. Please come with your friends, family, children and more!

Anteros Arts Foundation

13-23 November 2019
Private View: Thursday 14 November 2019, 6-8pm


What's our dream?

We want to create a kindness aware world through art. The museum is where intangible acts of kindness are turned into tangible experiences for all to reflect, discuss and strengthen our own 'kindness muscles'.

Is this a one-off project or an on-going commitment? 

We want to go global. We want to create more exhibitions in different cities, countries and contexts. This is our first baby-step forward.

Become part of the kindness movement by supporting us through this campaign!

We have carefully selected a range of environmentally friendly, anti-single use plastic rewards for your support.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

Kindness Donor

Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list

£15 or more

Kindness Donor | Sparkle

• Digital copy of the exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list

£25 or more

Kindness Donor | Premium

• Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list

£40 or more

Kindness Donor | Blazing Bronze

• Organic cotton shopper bag • Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list

£55 or more

Kindness Donor | Shimmery Silver

• Choice of an eco-friendly reusable coffee cup or organic cotton T-shirt* • Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list *We'll email you on your choice of shirt colour, size, type

£75 or more

Kindness Donor | Generous Gold

• Organic cotton shopper bag* • Chilli's-style double wall insulated stainless steel water bottle • Choice of an eco-friendly reusable coffee cup or organic cotton T-shirt* • Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list *We'll email you on your choice of bag colour (red or black) and/or shirt colour, size and type (men or women's)

£100 or more

Kindness Donor | Perfect Platinum

• Organic cotton shopper bag* • Chilli's style double wall insulated stainless steel water bottle • Eco-friendly reusable coffee cup • Organic cotton T-shirt* • Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list *We'll email you on your choice of bag colour (red or black) and shirt colour, size and type (men or women)

£150 or more

1 of 12 claimed

Kindness Patron | Sponsor an Artist

• Your name presented as artist patron on the exhibition label • Chilli's style double wall insulated water bottle • Organic cotton shopper bag* • Eco-friendly reusable coffee cup • Organic cotton T-shirt* • Your very own copy of the printed exhibition catalogue • Your name on our full-colour exhibition catalogue's donor list and artist patron list *We'll email you on your choice of bag and shirt details

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Kindness Patron | Sponsor an artwork

• Your own or archived story made into an A4 original art by one of the participating exhibiting artists (please choose from the options) • Your name presented as project patron on the main exhibition label • Double insulated water bottle • Organic cotton shopper bag* • Organic cotton T-shirt* • Eco-friendly reusable coffee cup • Exhibition catalogue • Your name on the exhibition catalogue (as donor and project patron)

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