Welcome to the online home of FUTUREMUSEUM’s collection – the Museum of Catalysm.
Here you can browse through some of the items in the museum’s collection, which features a range of artefacts, period artwork, scale models and reconstructions showing what life was like before, during, and after the catalytic events of the 21st and 22nd centuries.
What is ‘Catalysm’?
The word ‘Catalysm’ was first devised by historians to describe the momentous upheavals of the 21st century. A fusion of the words ‘cataclysm’ and ‘catalyst’, the word evokes the sheer scale of individual and ecological tragedy that marked the collapse of global climate systems, ecology and civilisation, whilst at the same time acknowledging the critical role of these events in setting the scene for the emergence of human society as we know it today.