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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

11th-13th April 2018: International Symposium on Climate Change and Museums: critical approaches to engagement and management, Manchester, United Kingdom


The Symposium has the following aims:  

  • a) to provide museum workers, research institutions, universities, NGOs, cultural institutions, government and development aid agencies, and enterprises from across the world with an opportunity to present their work in the field of climate change and museums
  • b) to provide a platform for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences from projects and initiatives (whether completed, ongoing or emerging) focusing on climate change in relation to museums, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the world
  • c)  to discuss methodological approaches and experiences which explore the role of museums in a changing climate show
  • d)  to network the participants and provide a platform to promote collaboration.

Participants will be invited to contribute towards an edited volume entitled ‘Climate Change and Museums: critical approaches to engagement and management’. This book will be aimed at a wide readership, notably those concerned with the interfaces of climate change and museums, museum curators and educators, policy makers, researchers and students. The book will be a further volume of the award-winning series “Climate Change Management” published by Springer, which since its creation in 2008 has become the world’s leading book series on climate change management. The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected and undergo peer review for the book is final.


The Symposium will explore the following interconnected themes:

  • 1. The role that museums have to play in enabling climate action and adaptation.
  • 2. Interpreting and exhibiting climate change to promote engagement: information, inspiration, action.
  • 3. Collecting climate change and its impacts.
  • 4. Collections management and climate change: reducing impacts for positive environmental outcomes.
  • 5. The future of museums and museum practice in a changing climate.
  • 6. Partnerships between museums and others towards climate change action

Who this conference is for

Presenters and delegates will come from a wide range of sectors, including (but not restricted to): ?

  • 1. people working in the museum and wider heritage/cultural sector; 
  • 2. artists and others from the creative industries; 
  • 3. university researchers and students; 
  • 4. members of NGOs working with climate change, culture and heritage, including representatives from the UN, and national development and aid agencies; 
  • 5. members of social movements; 
  • 6?. museum and heritage consultants;?
  • 7. other interested parties. 

Letzte Änderung: 22.05.17

An die Redaktion


Dr. Mihaela Sima
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
E-mail: simamik(@)