The Museum of Futures is an interactive exhibition that highlights the role we all play in creating different futures. Future artefacts in themed sets tell of two possible futures: one where we tackle climate change and one where extreme climate has changed our way of life forever. 

Conceived by Claire Marshall in 2018 the foundation exhibition themed around the Future of Work was created in partnership with the City of Sydney for the Better Buildings Cup and produced with assistance from UTS.

Alberto Jimenez Tobia, Esther Bailey, Zoe Baker and Kimberley Camrass were instrumental in the production of this exhibition and the development of the Museum of Futures concept.

The Museum of Futures Workshops have been developed by Claire Marshall and Mel Rumble.


Claire Marshall is an award-winning creative her work melds story-telling, futures thinking and experiential learning to help people understand how complex technologies and changing world views can alter our future.

She is the founder of If Labs, a company that explores our imagined futures through workshops, events and experiences. Her most recent work includes the Museum of Futures a travelling exhibition exploring our different futures with climate change, an audio tour of the future for the World Wildlife Fund and the Human Robot Friendship Ball for the Vivid festival. She teaches for the faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at UTS and is currently undertaking post-graduate study in Experiential Futures. 


Mel Rumble is a Sydney-based strategic designer, futures researcher and UX/digital producer with a background in futures, design, strategic foresight, environmental education and science communication.

Recently, Mel graduated with a Masters of Strategic Foresight, and she’s now turning her attention fully to projects that call on her futures/foresight, human-centred design and systems thinking skills.

Mel is also an Associate at Little Owl, an ethical tech consultancy, design studio and miniature startup incubator.

Find out more about Mel.