Following COP26 and the release of NMDC’s report ‘Green Museums: Tackling the Climate Crisis’, NMDC is convening a conference hosted at the Whitworth, University of Manchester, to explore the role of museums and galleries in combatting the climate and ecological crisis.
Museums and galleries have a unique perspective as institutions that take a long-term view with their mission to preserve collections and stories for the future. But how can they do so with the existential threat of the climate crisis? How can museums combat climate change and biodiversity loss? The conference will provide a forum to consider two key questions:
- What can museums do to reduce their environmental impact?
- How can museums inspire positive action?
Museums and Galleries Responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis Conference
Monday 7 March and Tuesday 8 March
The Whitworth, Manchester M15 6ER