Yesterday, we witnessed a change. Museum and heritage professionals from around the world supported the global climate strike and #FridaysForFuture movement. We'll send out a survey early next week to get some numbers. In this email, some highlights and images.
Thanks to @marlieswirth, @mozarthausvienna, @volkskundemuseumwien, @museumsforfuture, @ASchaluschke, @DeLakenhal, and @RGZM_Freunde for the photos!
Also, there was at least one robot striking with us, we've seen evidence of teach-ins and many other action ideas, we were approached by national press from partnering countries for interviews (which we passed on to local partners), and have set up an infrastructure for action for the months and years ahead.
What to expect next? Early next week, a survey. Then, later in December, we'll take a deep dive into one part of the museum profession and help you make this sustainable.
Our goal is to get 5,000 museums around the world to participate. If you want to help, please see how you can get involved. We're in this for the long run. After all, museums are typically meant to last forever.
Can't get enough? Sign up with Culture Declares to show your commitment to climate action. If you’ve already undertaken actions as part of exhibitions, training, events, education, etc., please complete this survey.
Finally, yesterday wouldn't have happened without the wider #FridaysForFuture movement started by Greta Thunberg. #MuseumsForFuture wouldn't have happened without the work of many volunteers who contributed translations, generated buzz, managed the social media, and many other little tasks. You are all stars!
Thanks so much for your contributions. See you soon!
The #MuseumsForFuture team
original tweet here and newsletter here