Key takeaways from Museums Collaborating around Climate Change Workshop. Australian Museum, Sydney, 20 July 2017.

KEY POINTS

  • Attendees enthusiastic about working collaboratively
  • General consensus that enacting a collaboration is best done around a specific project – this will enable us to establish a working relationship. We can start small.
  • Some of the more sustained proposals for the small-scale concrete collaborative project:
    • developing an annual ‘International Climate Day’. Celebrated with programs, etc at each institution on the same day each year.
    • developing a touring exhibition
    • developing an online exhibition

Conversations have been continuing by email, especially in the lead-up to the next gathering: the ‘International Climate change and museums symposium’, Manchester Museum, April 2018.

A workshop, run by a set of participants in the July event, will advance the development of a ‘pop up’ climate change exhibition for anywhere – a digitally-available exhibition kit with panel templates and digital components that can be downloaded, localised and printed anywhere.  The kit includes some intro panels with global climate change information, and local content components with guidance on engaging with local communities to garner spoken word, video, and objects that can be incorporated in a range of low-cost ways into the exhibition.

To join the conversation, contact jenny.newell@austmus.gov.au

List of attendees (onsite)

Fiona Cameron, Senior research fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney

Craig Donarski, Director, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

Paul Flemons, Manager, Digital Collections and Citizen Science, Australian Museum

Stan Florek, Collections officer, Pacific collections, Australian Museum

Vanessa Low, Divisional co-ordinator, Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections, Australian Museum
Jenny Newell, A/Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections, Australian Museum

Elizabeth Marshall, Public Arts Officer, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

Miranda Massie, Director, The Climate Museum, New York

Kim McKay, Director and CEO, Australian Museum

Logan Metcalfe, Pacific collections, Australian Museum

Cameron Muir, Sydney Environment Institute and National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Luiz Alberto Oliveira, Chief Curator, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

Dean Peterson, Head of Science, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand

Ricardo Piquet, President, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

Fara Pelarek, Head of Lifelong Learning, Australian Museum

Libby Robin, Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Sue Saxon, Creative producer, Programs, Australian Museum

Joseph-Zane Sikulu, 350.org Pacific (Australia)

Cameron Slatyer, Head of Natural Science collections, Australian Museum

Mathew Sloane, Education officer, Australian Museum

Louise Teteris, Touring Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Australian Museum

Thelma Thomas, Pacific hip-hop soul artist, Pacific Youth Programs officer, Australian Museum

Angela Tiatia. Multimedia artist, Sydney

Thom Van Dooren, Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Humanities, Deputy Head of School of Arts and Humanities (Research) School of Humanities University of New South Wales

Kirsten Wehner, Central St Martins, London

Mariko Yoshida, PhD candidate, Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra

Participating off-site:

Emma Burns, Curator, Natural Science, Otago Museum
Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum
Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, UCL (former Director, Science Museum), London
Martha Sear, chief curator, People and the Environment, National Museum of Australia
Jay Sterling Gregg, Copenhagen

Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse, PhD candidate, Montana State University

Key takeaways from Museums Collaborating around Climate Change Workshop. Australian Museum, Sydney, 20 July 2017.

KEY POINTS

  • Attendees enthusiastic about working collaboratively
  • General consensus that enacting a collaboration is best done around a specific project – this will enable us to establish a working relationship. We can start small.
  • Some of the more sustained proposals for the small-scale concrete collaborative project:
    • developing an annual ‘International Climate Day’. Celebrated with programs, etc at each institution on the same day each year.
    • developing a touring exhibition
    • developing an online exhibition

Conversations have been continuing by email, especially in the lead-up to the next gathering: the ‘International Climate change and museums symposium’, Manchester Museum, April 2018.

A workshop, run by a set of participants in the July event, will advance the development of a ‘pop up’ climate change exhibition for anywhere – a digitally-available exhibition kit with panel templates and digital components that can be downloaded, localised and printed anywhere.  The kit includes some intro panels with global climate change information, and local content components with guidance on engaging with local communities to garner spoken word, video, and objects that can be incorporated in a range of low-cost ways into the exhibition.

To join the conversation, contact jenny.newell@austmus.gov.au

List of attendees (onsite)

Fiona Cameron, Senior research fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney

Craig Donarski, Director, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

Paul Flemons, Manager, Digital Collections and Citizen Science, Australian Museum

Stan Florek, Collections officer, Pacific collections, Australian Museum

Vanessa Low, Divisional co-ordinator, Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections, Australian Museum
Jenny Newell, A/Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections, Australian Museum

Elizabeth Marshall, Public Arts Officer, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

Miranda Massie, Director, The Climate Museum, New York

Kim McKay, Director and CEO, Australian Museum

Logan Metcalfe, Pacific collections, Australian Museum

Cameron Muir, Sydney Environment Institute and National Museum of Australia, Canberra

Luiz Alberto Oliveira, Chief Curator, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

Dean Peterson, Head of Science, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand

Ricardo Piquet, President, Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro

Fara Pelarek, Head of Lifelong Learning, Australian Museum

Libby Robin, Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Sue Saxon, Creative producer, Programs, Australian Museum

Joseph-Zane Sikulu, 350.org Pacific (Australia)

Cameron Slatyer, Head of Natural Science collections, Australian Museum

Mathew Sloane, Education officer, Australian Museum

Louise Teteris, Touring Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Australian Museum

Thelma Thomas, Pacific hip-hop soul artist, Pacific Youth Programs officer, Australian Museum

Angela Tiatia. Multimedia artist, Sydney

Thom Van Dooren, Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Humanities, Deputy Head of School of Arts and Humanities (Research) School of Humanities University of New South Wales

Kirsten Wehner, Central St Martins, London

Mariko Yoshida, PhD candidate, Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra

Participating off-site:

Emma Burns, Curator, Natural Science, Otago Museum
Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology, Manchester Museum
Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, UCL (former Director, Science Museum), London
Martha Sear, chief curator, People and the Environment, National Museum of Australia
Jay Sterling Gregg, Copenhagen

Jennifer Woodcock-Medicine Horse, PhD candidate, Montana State University

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