The Museum of Future Food

Header image: Museum of Future Food at The Scottish Parliament 2015.

The Museum of Future Food is an artwork with the aim of engaging audiences with current thinking on food and sustainability through the creation of fictional futures. The objects in the Museum are provocations intended to encourage exploration of the drivers and dynamics of change including culture, technology, politics, science, economics and climate change.

The Museum of Future Food is a prototype developed for the Nil by Mouth programme, a 15 month programme of residencies and workshops with food producers and scientists exploring food, art, science, sustainability and public engagement. It was previewed at The Scottish Parliament in November 2015. The installation consists of a series of museum exhibits, accompanying catalogue and audio. The Scenarios were developed in collaboration with Prof Christine Watson from SRUC Aberdeen. Further information

Museum of the FutureNow workshops use the Museum of Future Food installation to introduce participants to the workshop concepts.

Museum of Future Food at Scottish Parliament 2015

The Museum of Future Food Brochure

Museum of Future Food


Exhibits on loan from The European Museum of Food and Culture, Edinburgh 2062

Exhibit 1.
SHARE Product from the Citizen Buyback Movement. Scotland 2023

Exhibit 3
A Hand Pollination Brush (human hair, silver, wood) Northern France 2042

Exhibit 5
NuPro Synth-Bio Food Product (manufactured) 2050
Manufacturer: Glaxo Smith Monsanto
Exhibit 2.
Radical Farmers Alliance Flag (fragment)
England 2029

Exhibit 4
Victorian Brooch. Bee in Amber (in use 2043) Manufactured Europe 1837