Museums Collaborating Around Climate Change: A workshop
Jenny Newell organised the Third Museums and Climate Change Network workshop, on the topic of ‘Museums Collaborating Around Climate Change,’ held at the Australian Museum on 20 July 2017.
The aims were to share what we are all currently doing within our institutions to encourage greater public engagement in the issues and challenges of climate change, and to advance a ‘next steps’ conversation, to see how we might effectively support each other and find fruitful ways to work together.
Kirsten Wehner, Libby Robin and Jenny Newell presented an update on the Museums and Climate Change Network and its future activities.
Cameron Muir gave an overview of the Everyday Futures project.
International guests presented on activities at their institutions:
- Miranda Massie, Director, Climate Museum, New York
- Ricardo Piquet, Luiz Alberto Oliveira, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio
- Dean Peterson, Te Papa, Tongarewa
The afternoon was dedicated to group discussion and finding opportunities for collaboration.
Jeffery Bickner, President, Climate Synergy Solutions
Fiona Cameron, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney
Craig Donarski, Director, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
Stan Florek, Collections Officer, Pacific collections, Australian Museum
Vanessa Low, Divisional Co-ordinator, Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections, Australian Museum
Jenny Newell, A/Director, Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections, Australian Museum
Elizabeth Marshall, Public Arts Officer, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
Miranda Massie, Director, Climate Museum, New York
Kim McKay, Director and CEO, Australian Museum
Logan Metcalfe, Collections Officer, Pacific collections, Australian Museum
Cameron Muir, Sydney Environment Institute and National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Luiz Alberto Oliveira, Chief Curator, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro
Dean Peterson, Head of Science, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Ricardo Piquet, President, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro
Fara Pelarek, Head, Australian Museum Research Institute Education and Lifelong Learning
Libby Robin, Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
Sue Saxon, Creative Producer, Programs, Australian Museum
Joseph-Zane Sikulu, 350.org Pacific (Australia)
Louise Teteris, Touring Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Australian Museum
Thelma Thomas, Pacific hip-hop soul artist, creative producer and staff member, Australian Museum
Angela Tiatia, multimedia artist, Sydney
Thom Van Dooren, Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities, Department Head, School of Arts and Humanities, UNSW
Kirsten Wehner, Sydney Environment Institute/Central St Martins, London
Mariko Yoshida, PhD candidate, Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra
Emma Burns, Curator, Natural Science, Otago Museum
Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum
Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, UCL (former director, Science Museum), London
Martha Sear, Chief Curator, People and the Environment, National Museum of Australia
Jay Sterling Gregg, Copenhagen