The Archive of Nuclear Harm


From 2015 through 2018 The Archive of Nuclear Harm will be located at Chamber.

The Archive of Nuclear Harm exhibits, screens, publishes and collects materials on life and death in the nuclear age. We also design and deliver educational programs. Our mission is to create a resource deep into the nuclear future, that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Items of interest include artworks and other cultural artefacts that explore the full range of harms—to bodies and the biosphere—that are inflicted by nuclear weapons, energy, accidents and waste. Since the legacy of the nuclear age must be conceived on timescales of up to one million years, and threaten the continued safe operating conditions of Earth’s biosphere, this will be a memory institution like no other.

The Archive was established in 2012, and is now a part of the Nuclear Futures partnership initiative, a three-year arts and culture program sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts, and The Seed Box, a Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory based in the Department of Thematic Studies at Linköping University, Sweden.