MCCN Members

Browse below for like-minded people, and do join us - follow this link to join the list. This list is arranged by region, then alphabetically by surname. 


Lauretta Mahlagu

Curator/ senior collection attendant, Ditsong Museums, South Africa.
Email Address:

Work Statement: I am a senior collection attendant, currently acting as a curator. My job is to manage the collection of herpetology, facilitate loans, document specimens, update taxonomy and sort collection, provide collections care.

americas & canada

John Anderson

Director of Education,
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Ph: (617)973-0256
Email: janderson [at]

John Anderson runs the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation. The goal is to establish a national network of professionals who are skilled in communicating climate science to the American public in ways that are engaging and stimulate productive dialogue.


Director of the Michigan State University Museum

Address: Michigan State University Museum, 409 W Circle Dr,, East Lansing, MI 48824 US
Email Address: ausland5 [at]
Twitter: MuseumMark

Work Statement: As Director of the Michigan State University Museum, I am deeply committed to engaging members of our university community as well as community members in mid Michigan in productive conversations about the Anthropocene and climate change at global, regional, and local levels. I have specific interests in how visual artists, poets, composers, choreographers and other creative folks engage with climate change dynamics, and in promoting thoughtful, responsible dialogue about social inequality and social justice in the context of climate change. As a sociocultural anthropologist with research specialization in southern and central Africa, I also also greatly interested in creative human adaptation, primarily in Africa and the global South, to climate-related challenges. As the MSU Museum prepares to open a Science on a Sphere gallery we are especially excited in creatively adapting NOAA datasets to share effective climate science stories with visitors of all ages.

Brenda Baker

Director of Exhibits at Madison Children's Museum, Madison
Address: 100 North Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703 United States
Email Address: bbaker [at]

Work Statement: Brenda Baker has been working at the intersection of museums, sustainability, and climate change education for more than two and a half decades. She is Director of Exhibits at Madison Children's Museum (MCM), where she has been a visionary leader in the green exhibit design field for museums. MCM's groundbreaking green early childhood exhibit, First Feats, opened in 1998 and was created using local, natural materials with low embodied energy, and created by local artisans. It was the first exhibit of its kind in the country and paved the way for MCM's Only Local Initiative, for the museum's 2010 expansion, which expanded on MCM's commitment to sustainability education and operations, by committing to hiring only local people, using only local ,sustainable products and materials, and committing to doubling down on local processes. Baker founded in 2004, a website dedicated to helping museums find alternative products and resources to rethink the way exhibits are designed, built, transported, and decommissioned. Baker has been the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership in sustainability, among them a Sustainability Visionary of the Year Award, a Badger Bioneer Award, and the Promising Practices Award. She is a past Noyce Fellow and board member of the Association of Children's Museums.

Amy Balkin

A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting, and Associate Professor,
California College of the Arts
Email: registrar [at]

Work Statement: Current projects include A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting ( and organizing public readings of the IPCC documents.

Christine Castle

Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
Address: 360 Watson Street West, Suite 507, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9G2 Canada
Email: chris [at]
Twitter: Museums4Climate
Work Statement: I am a member of the Advisory Group for the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

Victoria Coats

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 United States

Email Address: vcoats [at]

Work Statement: At OMSI I have had the opportunity to work on a number of projects addressing climate change. I was co-PI for the NSF-funded project, Sustainability: Promoting Sustainable Decision Making in Informal Education (DRL-0917595), that produced Clever Together, an exhibition about sustainable decision making in everyday life, and exhibitSEED, a toolkit of resources and practices for developing sustainable exhibits. I am currently PI of OMSI's NSF award for Hot Times in Cold Places: The Hidden World of Permafrost (DRL-1423587), a collaborative project between OMSI and University of Alaska Fairbanks. The project is exploring the role of permafrost in climate change through outreach to Native and non-Native audiences in Alaska and in a traveling exhibition, Under the Arctic: Digging into Permafrost. The OMSI venue of Under the Arctic has inspired a renewed focus on communication about climate change with our audiences.

vanessa delnavaz

Graduate student, Museum Studies, University of Kansas

Email Address: vanessa.delnavaz [at]
Twitter: VanessaDelnavaz

Work Statement: I am a graduate student in the Museum Studies program at the University of Kansas. I am interested in looking at how natural history museums present/discuss climate change and the Anthropocene, as well as how they engage visitors to become active in creating a sustainable future.

William L. Fox

Center for Art + Environment
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 USA
Email: wlfox [at]

Mauro Gabriel García Santa Cruz

Architect and Specialist in Landscape Planning and Environment, Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
Address: 50 Street, 818. B1900ATH. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina., La Plata, Buenos Aires B1900ATH Argentina
Email Address: mggarciasc [at]

Work Statement: The Research Institute of Architecture and Territory (INISAT) belongs to the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) of the Catholic University of La Plata (UCALP). It has its offices in the city of La Plata, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its objective is to promote research that contributes to the recovery and affirmation of identity based on the revaluation of heritage assets. Currently, two research and development projects related to the theme of museums and sustainability are being developed, as well as a course on climate change and cultural heritage. The first is called "Development of the energy rehabilitation project of a pilot room at the Beato Angelico Museum of Contemporary Art (Sala Centauro)". The second is "Development of the preventive conservation project for two pilot rooms of the Beato Angelico Museum of Contemporary Art (Sala Sassone and Room of the Crucifix)". The extension course on "Climate change and risk assessment for cultural heritage" is held between March and July 2019, is organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD UCALP) and the Beato Angelico Museum of Contemporary Art (UCALP). It is carried out with the sponsorship of the Arts National Fund (FNA Argentina), the sponsorship of the Civil Association of Directors of Museums of the Argentine Republic (ADiMRA) and of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS Argentina).

Nicole Heller

Museum fellow and curator of the Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Address: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Email Address: hellern [at]

Work Statement: I work at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. I am a museum fellow and curator of the Anthropocene. My research is about how ecosystems respond to climate change and other global changes, and how to adapt human practices to increase the resilience of biodiversity and human communities to these changes.

Amy Howden-Chapman

The Distance Plan, New Zealand/New York
Email:  info [at]
Twitter: TheDistancePlan works for innovation in climate change communication through collaboration across the arts, sciences, policy and activism.
Based between New Zealand and New York The Distance Plan works through exhibitions, public forums and the Distance Plan Press which produces publications, including an annual journal.

Robert Janes

Founder and Co-Chair of the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

Author and speaker on museums and climate change action.
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus - Museum Management and Curatorship
Visiting Fellow at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester (UK)
A member of the Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars.

Address: 104 Prendergast Place, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2N5 Canada
Email: r.pjanes [at]

Work Statement: My research, writing and public speaking are devoted to encouraging museums to look at their work from the perspectives of sustainability, relevance and testing long-held assumptions. I am interested in reflecting on traditional museum practices and exploring alternate ways of understanding and doing museum work.

Richard Johnson

Senior Project Manager, Franklin Institute
Address: 222 West 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103  USA
Email: CUSP [at]
Tel:  +1 (215)448-1348  

The Climate and Urban Systems Partnership is a group of informal science educators, climate scientists and learning scientists who explore innovative ways to engage residents in climate change issues.

Matt kirchman

Founder and President of ObjectIDEA
Address: 9 Naples Road, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Email: contact [at]

Work Statement: ObjectIDEA plans visitor experiences for cultural attractions by researching content, developing exhibitions, and serving as a visitor advocate. We work directly with museums, parks and interpretive centers, and collaborate with design and architecture agencies on facility programming, interpretive planning, and exhibition design. 

Matt Kirchman, Founder and President, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of experiential education and interpretive design. 

Emlyn Koster

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
Tel: (919) 707-9802  
Email: emlyn.koster [at]



Bisbee Science Lab
Address: PO BOX 1133, BISBEE, AZ 85603-2133 USA
Twitter: endhomework
Work Statement: We are opening the Bisbee Science Lab and would like to have access to the latest information about how museums and science centers are dealing with climate change.

Jen Kretser

Director of Climate Initiatives at The Wild Center
Address: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-9712 United States
Email Address: jkretser [at]

Work Statement: Hello! I am the Director of Climate Initiatives at The Wild Center - a science museum in northern New York State, United States. Our youth climate program works to convene, engage, and empower young people on climate change. We do that through organizing youth climate summits, teacher climate institutes, public climate change education, youth climate leadership retreats, and exhibitions on climate change.

Twitter: jenkretser

Genevieve LeMoine

Curator/Registrar, The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center,
Address: Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495 US

Email:  glemoine [at]
Twitter: arcticmuseum

Work Statement: We are currently developing an exhibit focusing on northern communities and their responses to climate change, building on a series of exhibits beginning in 2001.

Roberto Malvido

Founder and Director of the Paleontological Museum of Cuernavaca, Mexico
Address: Luna 198, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62360 Mexico
Email: robertomalvido [at]

Work Statement: Ever since I started the Museum, in 1980, our main goal is to help all visitors to learn, understand, and love nature. We promote a different way to inhabit our planet. We go to schools, mount exhibitions with fossils and give conferences and workshops on Climate Change, at any level, from kindergarten to colleges. I am also President of the Museums Association in my State Morelos.
We have 4 big events every year. In 2018, we will have a lecture on the Vaquita Marina, under the framework of the International Day of Museums, May 18th.


 Julie Marckel

Science Museum of Minnesota
Address: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
Email Address: jmarckel [at]

Work Statement: We currently bring assembly and residency programs to schools through the state of Minnesota on topics such as Energy, Electricity, Water and Engineering. 
We would like to do more directly related work to address climate change education with our k-5 and family audiences.


Director, The Climate Museum
Address: 800 3rd Ave, 21st Floor, New York, New York 10022
Email: info [at]

Related Articles:
The New Yorker
Historical Climatology

James Metcalfe

Designer, builder, manager of Protozone Inc. Interactives.
137 Lodge Avenue, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 US
Email Address: JMetcalfe [at]

Work Statement: We create interactive stories that convey information in a memorial way. Currently in the beginning stages of planning an immersive experience based on Climate change.

susan neale

Director of the Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA), Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Address: 300 Hunter Street East, PO Box 143, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5 Canada
Email: sneale [at]


Twitter: PtboMuseum

Work Statement: As Director of the Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA), I have the privilege of overseeing all programming, the physical plant and property, as well as collections care and preservation. The PMA is an award-winning community museum, host to Fleming College's Museum Management and Curatorship Program and a leader in conservation. The PMA is a member of the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice and is a Sustainable Peterborough champion.

Hannah pickard

New England Aquarium
Address: 1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 United States
Email : hpickard [at]
Twitter: _NNOCCI

Work Statement: I manage the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation - a network of 170+ US based informal science institutions (zoos, aquariums, science museums, national parks, nature centers etc.) who are committed to changing public discourse around ocean and climate change to be positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused. 

We do this through:

  • Training communicators with Strategic Framing® tools for communication that are proven to build self-efficacy and hope, increase knowledge, and motivate community action.

  • Supporting each other as a community of practice to expand our capacity to enable people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience, to understand our impact on the ocean and climate and to learn their roles as change agents.

  • Speaking together with one voice to influence other networks and communicators in an effort to strengthen all voices working for climate action.

  • Strategically partnering with allied organizations on innovative research, development and evaluation projects to expand our reach and deepen our impact.

  • Building bridges between the educator community and the climate science community to strengthen and sustain each field’s capacity and impact in environmental communication.

Ida Louise Scott

Exhibit/interpretation coordinator, Life on the Edge Exhibit, Tuckerton Seaport
Address: Cousteau Coastal Center, 130 Great Bay Boulevard, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 US
Email Address: idascott [at]

Work Statement: I am the exhibit/interpretation coordinator for the Life on the Edge Exhibit, housed at the Tuckerton Seaport, in Tuckerton Seaport. The exhibit highlight the importance of marshes and bays of the Great Bay and Barnegat Bay. The permanent exhibit is funded by NOAA and is maintained by the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve. Incorporated into the exhibit are interactive activities featuring Sea Level Rise, Climate Change, ocean acidification, etc

sarah sutton

Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP  
Sustainable Museums
Waialua, Oahu, Hawai'i
Ph +1 978-505-4515

Facebook: latest news on museums and climate

Website: Sustainable Museums website 

This consultancy helps museums, zoos, gardens, aquariums, and historic sites develop strategies that foster environmental sustainability, respond to climate change, and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Staff is based in Hawaii and works nationally and internationally.

Aya Vegh

Museum education graduate student, City College of New York; and Assistant Curator intern, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Address: 1483 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11213 United States
Email Address: mispetel [at]

Work Statement: I am an assistant curator intern at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. There I assist in research concerning the reinstallation of the Northwest Coast Hall. I have experience in educational and administrative internship positions at the National Museum of American Indians, The museum of Chinese in America, and the Rubin Museum of Art, New York. Currently, I am a museum education graduate student at the City College of New York. My interest include interactive and participatory art, eco-art, as well as digital and research-based art.
Independently writing on contemporary artists who deal with the theme of global warming - and intending to transform this research into an exhibition (looking for site and budget). 
Would love to receive input from MCCN members concerning this process and contribute to other ongoing projects.


Kyungsuk Youk

Director-General, Seoul Energy Dream Center (SEDC), Seoul, Korea
Address: 14, Jeungsan-ro, Seoul, Mapo-gu 82 Korea
Work Statement:  I'm a director general of Seoul Energy Dream Center (SEDC) in Seoul, Korea. SEDC is a leading Zero Energy Building in Korea, and energy and climate change exibition center. 
Anuually, over 100,000 people visit on SEDC, we are organizing various environmental education programs and events.
Email Address: jiwoo [at]

cecilia lam 

Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change

Director, Campus Planning and Sustainability Office

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) was established in December 2013 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. It is the first museum of its kind in the world, offering an interactive, multimedia exhibition that showcases valuable collections and information about climate change. It is the ideal venue for the public, especially students and teachers, to champion the cause of environmental stewardship and keep themselves abreast of the latest developments on environmental conservation and sustainability.


Australia & aotearoa nz

Katherine Aigner

PhD candidate National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS)
Australian National University
Associate of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia
Associate Curator, Vatican Ethnological Museum
Ph: (+61) 0422719464
Email: katherine.aigner [at]

Jessica Brainard

Curator New Museum Project, New Museum
Address: Level 14, 140 William Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
Email Address: jessica.brainard [at]


I curate engaging museum exhibitions, programs and interactive experiences focused on climate change and sustainability that aim to bridge the gap between awareness and action. I am currently working as lead science curator for the Western Australian Museum's New Museum Project.

Emma Burns

Curator, Natural Sciences Collection
Otago Museum
Address: Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Ph: +64 |03| 479 3276419
Email: emma.burns [at]

Work Statement: 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.

Gary Crockett

Curator, Sydney Living Museums
Address: Sydney Living Museums, The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
Email Address: garyc[at]

Work Statement: Nearly three decades as a museum and exhibition curator has shown me that museums can, although are rarely brave or up to speed enough, to be a powerful voice of awakening.

Cameron Curd

Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist
Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki
New Zealand
Address: 39 Mill Road, Lower Vogeltown, New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310 New Zealand
Email: cscurd [at]

Work Statement: I'm currently working on a Winston Churchill application looking at examining sustainability in the USA. I'm aiming to bring this knowledge back to New Zealand, and our museum, to help New Zealand cultural institutions become more sustainable and 'green'. I'm also aiming to bring this knowledge home to both New Zealand and the Pacific (our closest neighbours) so they can have some strategies for dealing with these issues.

Carole Hammond

Team Leader, Environment and Heritage
Strathbogie Shire Council, Australia
Email: carolehammond [at]

Work Statement: Carole is the Team Leader Environment and Heritage at Strathbogie Shire Council, Australia, and is responsible for environment, sustainability, arts, museums, heritage and culture. Carole has a rich career background of interdisciplinary collaboration, drawn from both the environmental and cultural sectors. Carole has worked in the local government sector for over five years and specialises in climate resilience and energy equity – particularly focusing in rural areas.
Since Carole commenced at Strathbogie Shire Council 15 months ago, she has been focused on designing programs and projects that create a hybrid mitigation-adaptation impact, are scaleable, and give something positive back to the whole community. This includes a rural solar and battery bulk buy, a low income energy efficiency bulk buy, and the emerging Rural Sustainability Foundation.
Prior to entering the environment sector, Carole spent over a decade as a manager leading talented interdisciplinary teams to create award winning, environmentally responsible exhibitions and publications in two State museums in Australia. Carole regularly writes and presents on museum sustainability topics within the cultural sector, and now leads arts, heritage and culture in Strathbogie Shire, with a dedicated team of staff and community.

Megan Harvey

Collection manager, Collection Care
Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road extension, Parnell, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Email: mharvey [at]
Twitter: _mharvey

Work Statement: I am a collection manager at Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, based in the Collection Care department.  I am responsible for monitoring the environmental settings within collections spaces at the museum. I am also a member of the museum's Green Team, a group focused on reducing the impact which the museum has on the global environment. 

These two roles can conflict with each other - as the power requirements of our HVAC system are one of the largest contributors to the museum's electricity usage. I am very interested in understanding more about how environmental settings can be relaxed, in order to preserve collection objects while decreasing the museum's carbon footprint.

Bliss Jensen

Creative Director New Museum project
New museum, Western Australia
Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC. WA 6986

Luke Keogh

Senior curator | National Wool Museum
Arts & Culture Department, City of Greater Geelong
Address: 26 Moorabool Street, PO BOX 104 Geelong VIC 3220 Australia
Ph: +61 (0)3 5272 4864
Mobile: +61 435 846 158
Email: lkeogh [at]

Cherie McNair

Deputy Chair and Head of Exhibitions Development for the Pure Antarctica Foundation. 

Address: PO Box 446, Waverley, NSW 2024 Australia
Email Address: cheriemcnair[at]

Work Statement: I am Deputy Chair and Head of Exhibitions Development for the Pure Antarctica Foundation. 
We are a collective of scientists, artists, designers, theatre, events and exhibition practitioners. Because Antarctica is so important to all our lives; it drives the oceans, influences our weather and deep in our hearts, we know it’s a place to put aside for peace and science, we uses it as our main theme to connect us all.

Our activities, events, exhibition and destinations aim to connect us closer to the Earth. We build a better future through the pursuit of arts, science and knowledge.

Jessica Mio

Art curator,  MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri
MTG : Museum Theatre Gallery - Hawke's Bay
Address: 1 Tennyson Street, PO Box 248, Napier 4140  Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)6 833 9796
Email: jmio [at]
Work Statement: Working to make MTG more environmentally sustainable.

cameron muir

Writer and historian
National Museum of Australia (Canberra ACT) and Sydney Environment Institute (University of Sydney, NSW)
Email: cameron.muir [at]

Work Statement: Dr Cameron Muir is the author of The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An Environmental History(Routledge 2014), which was shortlisted in the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards. His research interests include histories of food, place, violence and emotions. He won the Griffith Review Emerging Writers’ Prize for non-fiction. In 2013/14 he was a Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich. Read some of his essays at Griffith Review: ‘The remixing of peoples’‘Powering Asia’, ‘Feeding the world’,  ‘Marrying health and agriculture’, and in The Guardian and Inside Story.

He helped complete Tony McMichael’s posthumous book, Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers and the Fate of Populations (OUP 2017).

He is working at the National Museum of Australia and Sydney Environment Institute on an exhibition about ‘Localising the Anthropocene’. 

Jenny newell

Manager, Pacific & International Collections, Australian Museum
Address: 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010  Australia
Email: jenny.newell [at]
Project website:

Work Statement: Dr Jenny Newell works in the environmental humanities, as a curator, researcher and writer with a particular focus on the Pacific. She has been working in the field of galvanising engagement in the issues of climate change through museums since 2011. She is one of the editors of Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change (Routledge)She administers the Museums and Climate Change Network.

Kate Phillips

Senior Curator, Science Exhibitions, Museums Victoria
GPO Box 666, Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia
Email Address: kphillips [at]
Twitter: Kateinmelbourne

Work Statement: I develop content for exhibitions, talks and public activities on a range of themes relating to science and the environment, for Museums Victoria a multi-campus, multidisciplinary state museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

As a highly experienced museum communicator on projects relating to science, technology and society, my work is about the future, nature, humans and change on our dynamic, connected planet.

On exhibitions, public events and publications, I work with creative teams, providing a bridge between specialist content and public audiences. I have wide-ranging experience developing the content in media such as interactive multimedia, immersive environments, physical interactives, models and museum objects, in the context of large exhibition projects.

I facilitate museum-based research with University Partners focused on understanding the role of museums in contemporary life with local and international relevance.

Libby robin

Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society ANU,
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities
Australian National University College of Science
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
Email: libby.robin [at]
Tel: +61 (0)26125 5016
Tweet: @LibbydeQ

Work Statement: Libby is an historian of science and environmental ideas. She is Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University and Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia's Centre for Historical Research. She is Guest Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in the Division of History of Science and Technology (2011-2014). Libby has published widely in the history of science, international and comparative environmental history, the ecological humanities and museums.
She has won national prizes in History (How a Continent Created a Nation),in Zoology (Boom and Bust), and in literature (Flight of the Emu).Libby also coordinates the Australian and New Zealand Environmental History Network, and is vice President of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations.
She is co-editor of Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change. 


Research Associate, Sydney Environment Institute,
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

Work Statement: Dr Kirsten Wehner is a curator, anthropologist and spatial storyteller. Her practice traverses exhibition, film, writing and place-making to create experiences that foster culturally and ecologically rich futures. Kirsten was Head Curator, People and the Environment, at the National Museum of Australia from 2011-2016 and from 2005-2011 was Content Director for the National Museum’s gallery development program. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from New York University, and her recent publications include Curating the Future: Museums, communities and climate change (co-edited/authored, Routledge, 2017).

jemimah Widdicombe

Content developer, Melbourne Museum
Address: 10 Cameron Street, Coburg, Melbourne, VIC 3058 Australia
Email Address: jwiddicombe [at]

Work Statement: Content developer for the Melbourne Museum Pacific redevelopment project.

europe & uk

Hannah-Lee Chalk

Learning Manager at Manchester Museum
Address: Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M139PL United Kingdom
Email Address: hannah-lee.chalk [at]

Work Statement: My role as Learning Manager at Manchester Museum is concerned with supporting the museum's mission; to build understanding between cultures and a sustainable world, and as an issue that is as much cultural as it is scientific, climate change and, more broadly, environmental justice, cuts across these two principles that drive the museum's work. My work as Learning Manager involves the development of programmes that use the collections as a source of curiosity and imagination and draw from cutting edge research to explore and create new narratives and ideas about our place in the world. Working with colleagues and partners, these opportunities are delivered to the public, schools, families, adults, and communities through our learning and engagement programmes and exhibitions.

I am currently working to develop a new flagship programme for young people that will seek to use the museum - its collections, spaces, people and partners - as a catalyst for imaginative and radical thinking and action against the backdrop of global scale environmental change. I am particularly interested in how the museum can draw from its strengths - as a trusted and safe space, our collections and collections-based expertise, our convening power, and our supporters and partners - to establish a niche within the existing landscape of provision so that our work enhances and extends the opportunities that already exist in the city region.

My personal interests draw from my background in the earth sciences, my doctoral research into object-related practices and a broad and varied range of research interests. As such, I am particularly keen to explore how research and theory, such as Cameron's 'ecologizing experimentations' and 'post-human museum practices', and the growing interest and discussion around the Anthropocene concept, may be directly applied to the museum's work, and how / if these may contribute to the development of transdisciplinary, authentic, creative and collaborative programmes and practices.


Twitter: McrMuseum

Zoe Christensen

European Ambassador, Sealegacy
Address: Taarbaekstrandvej 105G, 2930 Klampenborg, Klampenborg, Copenhagen 2930 Denmark
Email Address: zoe [at]

Work Statement: Working as the European Ambassador for sealegacy, main job is to build the emotional connection to the viewer through exhibits, museums, books and fundraising.

charlotte connelly

Museum curator, Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute,
Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1ER UK
Email: Cec81 [at]
Twitter: curatorconnelly

Work Statement: I'm the Museum Curator at the Polar Museum, part of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. We tell stories about the Arctic and the Antarctic using our nationally significant collections of art, archive and objects relating to both polar regions.

Céline Eidenbenz

Directrice (Director),
Musée d’art du Valais, Sion
Kunstmuseum Wallis, Sitten
Valais Art Museum, Sion
Address: Place de la Majorie 15, CH – 1950 Sion, Switzerland
Tel:  +41 27 606 46 79
Fax: +41 27 606 46 74

Collaboration on an interdisciplinary exhibition project about the Anthropocene (2016) directed by Dr. Nicolas Kramar, Valais Nature Museum, Sion.

Henry Evans

Director | Magnificent Ocean
Address: Copenhagen, Denmark


Mobile: +44 (0) 7807012256  
Email: henry [at]

Work Statement: I'm a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen researching sustainability education in museums, aquariums and zoos located across Denmark and internationally. I also run a science education organisation called Magnificent Ocean, which works in schools worldwide to carry out interactive workshops to students of all ages on topics such as sustainability, climate change, marine biology and exploration.  

Steph Hachey

MSc Museum Studies student, University of Glasgow
Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Email: stephachey [at]
Twitter: stephhachey
Work Statement:  I am currently studying MSc Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow. I am interested in how Canadian museums are engaging with issues of climate change and environmental protection/conservation – particularly of the Arctic. I am interested in the vital role of Indigenous knowledge and perspective when considering the impacts and solutions of climate change.

Sarah Hemstock

Address: Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 3DY UK
Email: sarah.hemstock [at]

Work Statement: Artist / practitioner - climate change and environmental change are issues I explore in my practice.

Liisi Jääts

Estonian National Museum
Address: Veski 32, Tartu, 51014, Estonia
Tel: +37 2 7350 408
Email: liisi [at]


chris jarvis

Public engagement, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Address: Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW England
Email: Chris.jarvis [at]
Twitter: Baculumboy

Work Statement: I am the member of the museum's public engagement staff responsible for adult and primary school programmes and develop and deliver workshops, debates and events linked to issues in contemporary science.

Hilary Jennings

Director, Happy Museum Project 

Email: happymuseumproject [at]
Twitter: happymuseum

Work Statement: I am Director of the Happy Museum Project which looks at how the museum sector can respond to the challenge of creating a more sustainable future. It supports museum practice, in the UK and beyond, that places wellbeing within an environmental and future-facing frame, rethinking the role that museums can play in creating more resilient people, places and planet. Through action research, academic research, peer networking and training it supports institutional and community wellbeing and resilience in the face of global challenges.

Nicolas Kramar

Director, Musée de la nature
Address: Av. de la Gare 42, Case postale 2244, CH – 1950 Sion 2-N 

Work Statement: work includes an interdisciplinary exhibition project about the Anthropocene (2016) in collaboration with Dr. Céline Eidenbenz, Valais Art Museum, Sion.

Torkjell Leira

Prosjektleder Klimahuset (Project leader, House of Climate)

Naturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway

Mob: (+47) 41 40 50 97

Tel; (+47) 22 85 16 81

English Website:

Work Statement: Klimahuset in Oslo will open in fall 2019. 

Sofie Öberg Magnusson

Världskultur Museerna, Gothenburg, Sweden
Box 5306, Gothenburg, Västra Götaland 402 27 Sweden

Email Address: sofie.oberg [at]

Work Statement: We want our organization to be as sustainable as possible in all aspects of the word. And we wish to collaborate and have inspirational cooperation with our peers worldwide in the common strive for a sustainable future.

Georgina McDowall

Museum studies student, University of Amsterdam

Address: University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012CX
The Netherlands
Email: georginakate.mcdowall [at]

Work Statement: As a Museum Studies student at the University of Amsterdam I am a firm believer in the role of museums in mitigating climate change. I wish to understand how climate change and museums theory works in practice as I continue to develop professionally in this field, with a specific focus on how museums can collaborate, across geographies and disciplines, to bring about collective action and promote sustainable behaviour.

Henry McGhie

Head of Collections, Curator of Zoology
Honorary Scientific Associate, Faculty of Life Sciences
Manchester Museum
Address: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester, UK  M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2482
Twitter: @McrMuseum 

Work Statement: Our Museum is committed to promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world. We seek to enable people to explore and understand environmental topics, and to encourage and empower them to make positive contributions towards sustainability.

Natália Melo

PhD student, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Évora, Portugal

Address: Instituto de História Contemporânea IHC-CEHFCi, Universidade de Évora, Palácio do Vimioso, Largo Marquês de Marialva, Évora, Évora 7000 Portugal
Email Address: natalia.melo [at]
Twitter: NatWriting

Work Statement: I'm a Ph.D. candidate in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Évora, Portugal. My research is about the history of Climate Change exhibitions, and I'm now more focused on exhibitions in Portugal and Spain. My goal is to understand when, where and why Climate Change exhibitions appears and who are the main actors in the development and communication of those exhibitions.

 Gil Oliveira

Museums studies student, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Address: Chemin des Etroits 38, Cornaux, Pittsburgh 2087 Switzerland
Email Address: gil.remelgado [at]
Twitter: kenpach06

Work Statement: I am currently doing Museum Studies at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. In this context, I did an internship at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in the section of the Anthropocene, under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Heller. Now I am doing an internship at the Valais Nature Museum in Switzerland with Dr. Nicolas Kramar.

morien rees

Curator, Varanger Museum
Mailing address: Varanger museum, Grensen 1, Vadsø, Finnmark 9800 Norway
Email: morien.rees [at]

Work Statement: Working in arctic Norway, trying to get people to open their eyes.

Secretary, ICOM Working Party for Sustainability and Climate Change

alexandra rose

Curator of Earth Sciences, Science Museum, London.
Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, London SW7 2DD United Kingdom
Email Address: alexandra.rose [at]
Twitter: RoomWithANose
Work Statement: I am Curator of Earth Sciences at the Science Museum in London, and have worked on a variety of projects relating to climate change and sustainability at the Museum since 2008.

Lise Camilla Ruud

Norges museumsforbund,
Universitetsgata 14, Oslo 0164 Norway

Email: cr [at]


Work Statement:  Ruud works as senior adviser in the Norwegian Museums Association. She promotes research and projects related to climate change in Norwegian museums, and is also herself engaged in research within energy and environmental humanities.

Melina Almada Sarnaglia

Museum professional
Address: Via Pietro Mengoli, 22, Bologna, Bologna 40138 Italy
Email: melina.sarnaglia [at]

Work Statement: Museum professional for over ten years in Brazil, now I'm researching about the role of museums to achieve the 2030 ONU's AGENDA SDG's.

simon stephens

Museums Association
Address: 42 Clerkenwell Close, London, London EC1R 0AZ UK
Email: simon [at]
Twitter: SimonAStephens

The Museums Association's mission is Inspiring Museums to Change Lives and its vision is "inclusive, participatory and socially engaged museums at the heart of their communities". Our work includes communicating the benefits of sustainability and caring for the environment.

Bergsveinn Thorsson

Museum studies doctoral student, University of Oslo

Email Address: bergsveinn.thorsson[at]


Address: Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 0371 OSLO, P. A. Munchs hus, Oslo, Oslo 0371 Norway

Twitter: bergsveinnth

Work Statement: I am a doctoral research fellow in museum studies at the University of Oslo. My research is focused on how museums have engaged with environmental issues, with a particular focus on how the Anthropocene has been mobilized in interpretation of objects, making of exhibitions and in museum work in general.

Ana Vicêncio

PhD Student, Universidade de Lisboa
Address: Alameda da Universidade - Instituto de Educação, Lisboa, Lisboa 1700 Lisboa Portugal
Email: vicencio.anamargarida [at]

Work Statement: PhD Student (Science Education/Informal Education and Museums) at Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal.

Twitter: amvicencio


Olly Wheatcroft

Address: 5 Arthur Grumiaux,, Brussels, Flanders B1640 Belgium
Email: olly [at]
Twitter: sunxprogram

Work Statement: SUNx, in partnership with Leading Culture Destinations (LCD) created the ‘Climate smART Award', an international award for museums that make the most significant educational contribution to the fight against climate change. Its focus is on novel education initiatives which seek to transform public behaviour and therefore create a valuable shift towards a more sustainable climate resilient future.

middle east

kahlid mahmood

Pakistan Museum of Natural History,
Address: Garden Avenue, Islamabad, ICT 44000 Pakistan
Email: dkmahmood [at]

Work Statement: I want make a state of art diorama on climate change.


Sipiriano nemani

Director, National Museum of Fiji
Thurston Gardens, Suva, Fiji
Mailing address: PO Box 2023 Govt. Bldgs, Suva, Fiji Islands.
Email: fijimuseum [at]

Advancing a variety of climate change and cultural resilience initiatives.