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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 2022
May 12th: Decolonise Nature (Virtual Conference, Free)
The current education systems and academic institutes have, to a large extent, propagated solely academic models of describing ‘nature’. But could and should we not speak of multiple ways of knowing and living with ‘nature’? In this MuseumTalk we shall discuss ‘nature’ from different perspectives, beyond the dominant academic models which too often neglect and marginalize indigenous and local knowledge systems.

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November 2022
November 15th-17th: Preservation and Sustainability: Two Sides of the Same Coin? (Virtual Sarbica Symposium)
Preservation is a cornerstone of memory institutions like the archives while Sustainability and sustainable development are the all-important challenges of our times. Partnering both issues in the theme is appropriate and timely. The theme also suggests that there may be differing opinions and perspectives on this link. The Symposium shall provide a venue to raise awareness, gain new perspectives, promote discussions and engage with critical questions on the intersection between the work of memory institutions, the environment and sustainability.

December 2022

PAST EVENTS

January 2022
January 18th-28th: Nachhaltigkeitstage an der Uni Konstanz (Virtual Conference, German)
Am 28. Januar stellt sich Museums for Future Germany vor. Auch die anderen Tage bieten interessante Talks rund um das Thema Nachhaltigkeit.

January 31st-February 2nd: Museum Next: Museums, Health & Wellbeing (Virtual Conference)
The Climate Crisis is interconnected with the Health Crisis as the climate has a strong influence on our health. This conference is about ideas and case studies in the museum world that contribute to health and wellbeing

February 2022

February 1st: Creative Climate Justice: On Loss and Damage (Virtual Conference)
How can cultural institutions tackle climate justice and embed responses in their work and creative practice? How can they respond to impacts that can't be prevented or recovered ("losses") as well as those that may be able to be restored ("damage")?
Recordings will be made available here.

February 24th: Rethinking Heritage in the Anthropocene (Virtual Lecture)
The Annual Heritage Lecture is hosted by the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre. This year Professor Rodney Harrison will speak about interlinked crises of  climate, history, race, and biological and cultural diversity and their impact on the planet. The talk draws on a number of recent international collaborative research projects which aim to address the role of heritage and heritage studies in the Anthropocene. 
Registration neccessary, free of charge.

March 2022
March 3rd-8th: Herausforderung: Bilden für Nachhaltigkeit in Museen (German, Seminar in situ)
Wie kann Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung als transformatives Konzept in Museen umgesetzt werden? Die Ergebnisse des praxis- und diskursorientierten Seminars fließen in ein Positionspapier des Bundesverbands für Museumspädagogik e.V. ein.

March 7th-8th: Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis (Witworth University Manchaster)
The conference will explore the role of museums and galleries in combatting the climate and ecological crisis. It provides a forum to discuss two key questions: What can museums do to reduce their environmental impact? How can museums inspire positive action?
Recordings of the conference will be made available after the event

March 28th-30th: Green Museums Summit by MuseumNext (Virtual Conference)
MuseumNext is a global conference series on the future of museums. The Green Museums Summit will bring together museum professionals from around the globe to share inspiration, actionable ideas and new ways of working towards sustainable futures.


April 2022

April 7th-8th: Cynefin - Museum Practice for Future Generations by ICOM (Virtual Conference)
The 2022 Working Internationally Conference connects pioneering museum practice from Wales and across the UK with international museums, exploring successful and award-winning museum projects that address local and global challenges to build better for future generations.
Session topics include: Climate Change, Agents of Change, Bridging Communities, Museum Practices and Refugees, etc.
See program and register HERE

April 26th Fachtagung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kulturgüterschutz (Museum Altes Zeughaus, Solothurn, CH)
An der Fachtagung 2022 der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Kulturgüterschutz berichten Fachpersonen - rückblickend auf die Hochwasserereignisse 2021 - aus der Perspektive der Einsatzdienste, Kulturinstitutionen, Notfallverbünde und Denkmalpflege über Herausforderungen und Potentiale einer koordinierten und überregionalen Einsatzorganisation für den Schutz von Kulturgütern.


April 28th-29th: Präventives Risikomanagement für Museen (virtuelle Konferenz, deutsch, kostenfrei)
Wie werden Museen zukünftig auf die sich verändernden ökologischen Bedingungen und dem damit einhergehenden ökonomischen wie sozialen Wandel reagieren können bzw. müssen? Welchen Szenarien werden sie gegenüberstehen und mit welchen vorausschauenden Maßnahmen können sie sich vor Naturkatastrophen, finanzielle Defizite und gesellschaftspolitische Veränderungen wappnen? Ziel der Tagung ist es, den Teilnehmer*innen ein Bild der Vulnerabilität von Museen zu vermitteln und gleichzeitig Strategien für die Entwicklung von Resilienzen für eine museale Zukunft zu eröffnen, denn in jeder Krise liegt auch eine Chance!