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The Rubbish Collection - exhibition closed

The unique Rubbish Collection exhibition traced the journey of waste generated by the Museum's visitors, staff and contractors over 30 days.

Artist Joshua Sofaer invited visitors to collect, sort, photograph and document the rubbish. Displays of waste materials at various stages of processing showed the value and beauty that can be found in the waste we produce.

Read more about the Rubbish Collection and artist Joshua Sofaer in our blog

Image credits

Science Museum Rubbish © Science Museum 2014 
Rubbish Collection Phase two © Katherine Leedale

The Rubbish Collection

Watch artist Joshua Sofaer and Science Museum curator Sarah Harvey talk about the inspiration behind this unique art-installation.

Rubbish of the day

Take a look at The Rubbish Collection's Tumblr to see the highlights.

The Rubbish Collection - exhibition closed

The beauty, value and volume of our rubbish

The Rubbish Collection is funded as part of the Climate Changing Programme with thanks to:

Principal sponsors        Major sponsor       Major funders
With additional support from 

Shell      Siemens

     Bank of America logo

    Garfield Weston logo 
DEFRA logo    Science Museum Patrons    Science Museum Founders