Thursday, 30 September
14:00 BST
Open access, but registration is required.

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR 2030 AND CLIMATE ACTION: THE ROLE OF ECOMUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY MUSEUMS

This online event is organized by the Italian ecomuseums network (as part of the celebration programme of 50 years of ecomuseology), the Milan Bicocca University and the Cateran ecomuseum (UK). It will focus on the role of ecomuseums and community museums in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular climate action. The ecomuseums and community museums will illustrate methods, tools and community based projects that engage with the climate crisis and the sustainable use of common heritage for integral development both at the local and global scales.

Join Henry McGhie for the concluding address entitled An ecomuseums' and community museums' coalition after the COP26.

2830 September
9am - 3pm, CEST
Open access, but registration is required.

OSLO FORUM 2021

Climate change is a threat to cultural heritage. We live in a time with rapid changes; both environmentally and politically. All the countries in the Baltic Region have signed the Paris Agreement and committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment means that we must act immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with 50 percent by 2030. Oslo Forum 2021 aims to mobilize the cultural heritage sector to action.

With mitigation and adaptation as two key concepts, we bring together stakeholders from the cultural heritage sector, museums, researchers, students, architects and urban planners, NGOs and municipalities in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region for a three-day digital conference. Join Henry McGhie (Curating for Tomorrow & RMCA) for the Reduction of climate change - how cultural heritage can be part of the solution panel. Broadcast from Oslo, Norway – European Green Capital in 2019.

48 October
Afternoons and Evenings, CEST
€ 40 -170

ICOM-DEMHIST CONFERENCE

Join Henry McGhie (Curating Tomorrow & RMCA) for his presentation entitled 'Helping Things Go Right: Sustainable Development and the SDGs' at the Historic House Museums for a Sustainable World: Challenges and Opportunities Conference online from the Netherlands.

710 November
8:00am - 6:00pm
£ 90

MUSEUM ASSOCIATION (MA) CONFERENCE 2021: BRAVE NEW WORLD

Keynote Panel: The Climate Crisis - What Role for Museums?

Museums have been grappling with their climate and environmental responsibilities for years. But with Cop26 taking place in the UK this year and the problem growing ever more urgent, what is the role for the museums sector? What interventions make a positive contribution? And how can museums learn from other sectors to reduce their own environmental impact while mobilising communities to take action?

Join Professor Rodney Harrison (University College London) and Henry McGhie (Curating Tomorrow) as they address the above questions.

2425 November
£ 30-150

ASDC VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: SUSTAINABLE FUTURES

Emma Woodham (Glasgow Science Centre) and Henry McGhie (Curating Tomorrow and the ICOM International working group on sustainability WGS, UK) are leading a session focused on the Reimaging Museums for Climate Action (RMCA) exhibition. The RMCA exhibition gathers together a range of thinking about how museums and science centres might address the challenges of a warming world. The competition behind the exhibition, and the overall approach taken, help bring to life the public-facing aspect of the Paris Agreement (Action for Climate Empowerment), which museums and science centres are ideally placed to support.

Past Events

Friday, 25 June

EXHIBITION OPENS


The RMCA exhibition opens on 25 June at the Glasgow Science Centre and will run through the end of November as part of the official “green zone” for COP26, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference.

Tuesday, 14 September
4:00 pm BST
Open access, but registration is required.

ART AND CLIMATE: CREATIVE TOOLS TO SHAPE THE CLIMATE DISCOURSE

Join Henry McGhie, (Founder of Curating Tomorrow and the ICOM International working group on sustainability WGS, UK), one of the curators of the Reimaging Museums for Climate Action (RMCA) on a Climate Justice 4 All webinar cohosted by the Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. During this webinar, participants will discuss the importance of different art forms and institutions for shaping the discourse around climate change, sustainability, and justice. How do creatives communicate the complex and interwoven topic of climate justice and what affect does it have on its audience? How can science and art cooperate in the fight against the climate emergency?

2324 September
The conference will be streamed live on the Facebook pages of the National Library of Latvia, the Latvian Museum Association (LMA) and the Latvian Librarians’ Association (LLA), and will be available free of charge to all those interested.

LOCALISING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS THROUGH BALTIC MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES

Agenda 2030 might seem inspiring, but also difficult for local actors to relate to because of its global scale. The first session of the conference will explore what localising the SDGs actually means and how it can help both regionally and by sector. Panellists will report on progress with the Global goals, in Europe and in the Baltic States – from a general overview to the specifics of the museum and library sectors.

Join Henry McGhie for the keynote entitled, Museums and the SDGs: local actions for global agendas.