The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 24th May 2021 – CALM TAKEOVER – The Museum of Us

This month, mental health charity CALM have taken over the Weekly Challenge, and challenges have been set by members of the CALM Art Collective.

What are the objects and artefacts that you would find in a museum about you? What are the moments and stories those things capture? How might those objects, memories and experiences connect to another person’s story?

Let’s create the Museum of Us…



Collect the objects or things around you that help to capture you as a person. You could choose anything from your go-to tea bag, to an old photograph, to your favourite book. Perhaps they are everyday, ordinary things – or perhaps they tell extraordinary stories. What do they mean to you?

Arrange your objects into a display. Capture your display in photographs, words, or in a sketch. 


If you have more time

Write the labels to match your display. Think about the words, phrases, memories or quotes you might use to label the objects. 



Imagine the ways that our chosen objects and artefacts might connect with each other. How could you use this challenge to learn a little bit more about the things that matter to somebody else?  What do you imagine the ‘Museum of Us’ might be like?



Share your work with others, or keep it for yourself!

Share your responses on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the tags

#64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge #CALMArtCollective

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) are leading a movement against suicide, and for anyone struggling with their mental health.

In the 365 days following the first lockdown the CALM helpline has answered over 147,000 calls and chats. That is a call for help every 62 seconds. CALM is a movement of thousands of people and they are growing every day. All with one goal: a more hopeful society. One where people reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide. Click here to find out more and support their work.