americas & canada
Director of Education,
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Email: janderson [at] neaq.org
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. www.nnocci.org
A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting, and Associate Professor,
California College of the Arts
Email: registrar [at] sinkingandmelting.org
Work Statement: Current projects include A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (sinkingandmelting.tumblr.com) and organizing public readings of the IPCC documents.
Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
Address: 360 Watson Street West, Suite 507, Whitby, Ontario L1N 9G2 Canada
Email: chris [at] mccastle.com
Work Statement: I am a member of the Advisory Group for the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 United States
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.
Graduate student, Museum Studies, University of Kansas
Email Address: vanessa.delnavaz[at]gmail.com
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.
The Distance Plan, New Zealand/New York
Email: info [at] TheDistancePlan.org
TheDistancePlan.org 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 Justicehttps://coalitionofmuseumsforclimatejustice.wordpress.com/
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, AB T1W 2N5 Canada
Email: r.pjanes [at] telus.net
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.
Senior Project Manager, Franklin Institute
Address: 222 West 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
Email: CUSP [at] fi.edu
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.
Founder and President of ObjectIDEA
Address: 9 Naples Road, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Email: contact [at] objectidea.com
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.
The Wild Centre - Youth Climate Program
Address: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986-9712 United States
Email Address: jkretser [at] wildcenter.org
Work Statement: The Wild Center is a science center and natural history museum over 115 acres located in the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park in northern New York State, creating uncommon experiences for visitors to explore their connection to nature. The Wild Center's mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and offer an example to the world.
The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program is a global initiative that works to convene, inspire, and network young people through youth climate summits, empowering them to lead on climate change solutions in their schools and communities.
The heart of the program is the annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, a two-day conference that brings together over 200 high school and college students to learn about climate change in a student-led, hopeful atmosphere.
Now in its 10th year, the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit model has inspired over 30 similar Youth Climate Summits around the world and built an impressive, powerful network of empowered young people. The Wild Center has since helped to start Youth Climate Summits throughout the United States and overseas. The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program has a free, downloadable DIY Youth Climate Summit toolkit.
(for more information see under organisations on this site and the Summit site)
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] bowdoin.edu
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.
Founder and Director of the Paleontological Museum of Cuernavaca, Mexico
Address: Luna 198, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62360 Mexico
Email: robertomalvido [at] hotmail.com
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.
Director of the Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA), Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Address: 300 Hunter Street East, PO Box 143, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5 Canada
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.
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.
Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP
Waialua, Oahu, Hawai'i
Ph +1 978-505-4515
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.
Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk
Director, Campus Planning and Sustainability Office www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpso
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
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] anu.edu.au
Curator, Natural Sciences Collection
Address: Great King Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Ph: +64 |03| 479 3276419
Email: emma.burns [at] otagomuseum.nz
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.
Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist
Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki
Address: 39 Mill Road, Lower Vogeltown, New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310 New Zealand
Email: cscurd [at] gmail.com
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.
Team Leader, Environment and Heritage
Strathbogie Shire Council, Australia
Email: carolehammond [at] outlook.com
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.
Collection manager, Collection Care
Auckland Museum, Maunsell Road extension, Parnell, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Email: mharvey [at] aucklandmuseum.com
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.
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] mtghawkesbay.com
Work Statement: Working to make MTG more environmentally sustainable.
Writer and historian
National Museum of Australia (Canberra ACT) and Sydney Environment Institute (University of Sydney, NSW)
Email: cameron.muir [at] nma.gov.au
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’.
Manager, Pacific & International Collections, Australian Museum
Address: 1 William Street, Sydney NSW 2010 Australia
Email: jenny.newell [at] austmus.gov.au
Project website: www.austmus.gov.au/oceaniarising
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.
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] anu.edu.au
Tel: +61 (0)26125 5016
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).
europe & uk
Museum curator, Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute,
Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1ER UK
Email: Cec81 [at] cam.ac.uk
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.
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.
Principal | Magnificent Ocean
Mobile: +44 (0) 7807012256
Email: henry [at] magoce.com
Work Statement: 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.
Address: Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln, Lincs LN1 3DY UK
Work Statement: Artist / practitioner - climate change and environmental change are issues I explore in my practice.
Public engagement, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Address: Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW England
Email: Chris.jarvis [at] oum.ox.ac.uk
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.
Director, Happy Museum Project
Email: happymuseumproject [at] gmail.com
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.
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.
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: www.nhm.uio.no/english/
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] varldskulturmuseerna.se
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.
Head of Collections, Curator of Zoology
Honorary Scientific Associate, Faculty of Life Sciences
Address: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road Manchester, UK M13 9PL
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2482
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.
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]gmail.com
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.
Curator of Earth Sciences, Science Museum, London.
Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, London SW7 2DD United Kingdom
Email Address: alexandra.rose [at] sciencemuseum.ac.uk
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
Universitetsgata 14, Oslo 0164 Norway
Email: cr [at] museumsforbundet.no
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
Address: Via Pietro Mengoli, 22, Bologna, Bologna 40138 Italy
Email: melina.sarnaglia [at] gmail.com
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.
Address: 42 Clerkenwell Close, London, London EC1R 0AZ UK
Email: simon [at] museumsassociation.org
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.
PhD Student, Universidade de Lisboa
Address: Alameda da Universidade - Instituto de Educação, Lisboa, Lisboa 1700 Lisboa Portugal
Email: vicencio.anamargarida [at] gmail.com
Work Statement: PhD Student (Science Education/Informal Education and Museums) at Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal.
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.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History,
Address: Garden Avenue, Islamabad, ICT 44000 Pakistan
Email: dkmahmood [at] msn.com
Work Statement: I want make a state of art diorama on climate change.
Director, National Museum of Fiji
Thurston Gardens, Suva, Fiji
Mailing address: PO Box 2023 Govt. Bldgs, Suva, Fiji Islands.
Email: fijimuseum [at] gmail.com
Advancing a variety of climate change and cultural resilience initiatives.