We are always looking to expand our network of contacts who are interested in the intersections of museums and climate change. To join the Museums and Climate Change Network, please send your name, affiliation (if any), interests or current projects, and contact information to Jenny Newell. We look forward to collaborating with you.

Jenny Newell, jenny.newell@austmus.gov.au

Dr Jenny Newell

Manager, Pacific Collections, Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney NSW 2010  Australia

– Cultural impacts of climate change in the Pacific

-How museums can usefully intersect with the issue of climate change

-How museums can usefully collaborate with communities, especially Pacific communities in the diaspora

Emma Burns

Natural Sciences Collection
Otago Museum 
Ph +64 |03| 479 3276419
Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand 
Emma’s background is in zoology, psychology and biological anthropology and her work focuses on exhibition content development, collections research and interpretation, implementing collection development strategy, and on projects that that seek to revive indigenous Māori aspects to natural science. Broadly, she is interested in history, ecology, human, and nature interactions including climate change. Currently, she is a trainee taxidermist and anatomist.


Mariko Yoshida

PhD student
Australian National University
ANU ACT 0200 Australia
Email: Mariko.yoshida@anu.edu.au
-Researching social ideas of climate “adaptation” and changes is current ecological thinking by looking at techno-scientific practices of oyster farming.

-Masters thesis on local interpretation and experiences of sea-level rise in Tuvalu (2013)