Occuplay Museums


Occuplay Museums is a series of interventions designed to mobilize temporary playful takeovers of museums.

The intention of the Occuplay Museums project is to:

  • Explore the potential for playfulness in existing museum spaces through real-life experimentation
  • Generate critical debate and reflection around how play for play’s sake is allowed for in informal “learning” environments
  • and to create spaces in museum where, as the late Stuart Lester put it, “temporarily life is a little more enjoyable for everybody”

Occuplay Museums was tested in 2018 in collaboration with the UK-based artist and museum worker Charlotte Derry.