MCCN Members

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americas & canada

John Anderson

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

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.

Amy Balkin

A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting, and Associate Professor,
California College of the Arts

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

Jessica Brainard

Curator New Museum Project
New museum, Western Australia
Locked Bag 49, Welshpool DC. WA 6986

Christine Castle

Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
Address: 360 Watson Street West, Suite 507, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9G2 Canada
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:

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.

William L. Fox

Center for Art + Environment
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 USA

Amy Howden-Chapman

The Distance Plan, New Zealand/New York


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 R. Janes

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

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.

104 Prendergast Place, Canmore, AB T1W 2N5 Canada

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
222 West 20th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph: (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
9 Naples Road, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

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

Roberto Malvido

Founder and Director of the Paleontological Museum of Cuernavaca, Mexico
Luna 198, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62360 Mexico

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.



The Climate Museum
800 3rd Ave
21st Floor
New York, New York 10022 

Related Articles:
The New Yorker
Historical Climatology

Hannah pickard

New England Aquarium, 

1 Central Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 United States

Email :

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.


Twitter: _NNOCCI

sarah sutton

Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP  
Sustainable Museums
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.

Ph +1 978-505-4515   
Waialua, Oahu, Hawai'i


Facebook: latest news on museums and climate

Sustainable Museums website 


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
mobile: (+61) 0422719464

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.

Cameron Curd

Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist
Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki
New Zealand
39 Mill Road, Lower Vogeltown, New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310 New Zealand

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

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

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
26 Moorabool Street
Tel: +61 (0)3 5272 4864
Mobile: +61 435 846 158 |     

Jessica Mio

Art curator,  MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri
MTG : Museum Theatre Gallery - Hawke's Bay
1 Tennyson Street, PO Box 248, Napier 4140
Aotearoa/New Zealand

Tel +64 (0)6 833 9796

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)
Twitter: @cimuir

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,
1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010  Australia

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.

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
Tel: +61 (0)26125 5016
Tweet: @LibbydeQ

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 Australia

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).

europe & uk

charlotte connelly

Scott Polar Research Institute,
Lensfield Road, Cambridge,
Cambridgeshire CB2 1ER UK
Twitter: curatorconnelly

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
Place de la Majorie 15
CH – 1950 Sion
T +41 27 606 46 79
F +41 27 606 46 74

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

Henry Evans

Principal  | Magnificent Ocean

Copenhagen, Denmark
Mobile +44 (0) 7807012256  |

Henry Evans recently completed a Masters in Climate Change Science from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and runs a science education business called Magnificent Ocean. The business delivers science education around the world, on a variety of topics such as sustainability, climate change, marine biology and exploration. He is currently preparing a PhD proposal centred on the communication of climate change, with a focus on museums and education.


Liisi Jääts

Estonian National Museum
Veski 32, Tartu
51014, Estonia
Telephone: +37 2 7350 408


chris jarvis

Chris Jarvis
Oxford University Museum of Natural History,
Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW England
Twitter: Baculumboy
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

Happy Museum Project 



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

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

Planning 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

Ph: (+47) 22 85 16 81

Klimahuset in Oslo will open in fall 2019. We have just gone public, and still don’t have information in English. But please visit our website in Norwegian:

Henry McGhie

 Head of Collections
Curator of Zoology
Honorary Scientific Associate,
Faculty of Life Sciences
Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester, UK | M13 9PL |
0161 275 2482
Follow us on Twitter @McrMuseum 

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.

Lise Camilla Ruud

Norges museumsforbund,
v/Lise Camilla Ruud, Universitetsgata 14, Oslo 0164 Norway



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
Via Pietro Mengoli, 22, Bologna, Bologna 40138 Italy

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,
42 Clerkenwell Close, London,
London EC1R 0AZ UK
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.

Olly Wheatcroft

5 Arthur Grumiaux,, Brussels, Flanders B1640 Belgium

Email Address:
Twitter: sunxprogram

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,
Garden Avenue, Islamabad,
ICT 44000 Pakistan


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.

Advancing a variety of climate change and cultural resilience initiatives.