Museum for Science and Culture
With its permanent display area about peace and justice and children in war times, the Museon was already heavily involved in The Hague’s status as an international city of peace and justice. But it intended to do more. Recently the Museon transformed itself into a museum working under the motto ‘discover the world’ to inspire the public to get to grips with major global issues. Its new permanent exhibition 'One Planet' focuses on the greatest global challenges, taking the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point for the design. Themes include: over-fishing, water pollution, energy, refugees, climate change and discrimination. The goals are addressed in 17 displays, using interactivity, items from the collection, text and pictures. 'One Planet' is an exciting and fun-filled educational exhibition for the whole family with many interactive elements offering visitors an entertaining way to find out how we can work together to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the planet.
By taking this path, the Museon is establishing itself as a knowledge broker in the international zone. It is offering visitors a challenging informal learning environment in which to work together to discover the world. Moreover, in developing these new programmes, the Museon is collaborating closely with other institutions based in The Hague’s international zone and thereby acting as a unifying force within the area.