Reimagining Museums for Climate Action

Reimagining Museums for Climate Action asks designers, architects, teachers, artists, poets, philosophers, museum professionals and the general public at massive to radically (re)think about and (re)design the museum as an establishment, to assist result in extra equitable and sustainable futures within the local weather change period. The competitors goals to discover how museums can assist society remodel to a low carbon future, adapt to the impacts of local weather change, and safeguard ecosystems.

Because the world confronts a worldwide pandemic that’s impacting on all points of social, cultural and financial life, most of the certainties we might have had concerning the future appear much less concrete. Whereas hundreds of museums all over the world are at the moment closed, new types of engagement and experimentation have emerged to rethink the connection between museums and society. Alongside a profound sense of loss and insecurity, there may be hope: hope that the multitude of how by which communities globally have responded to COVID-19 may encourage new types of radical motion to deal with the local weather and ecological emergency. On this second, it’s notably necessary to think about the distinctive capacities of museums to form extra simply and sustainable futures.

Entries will probably be judged by a world panel of museum, architecture and design, local weather change, heritage and sustainability specialists. Eight finalists will every obtain £2,500 to develop their concepts into reveals, which will probably be displayed at Glasgow Science Centre forward of and through COP26, the United Nations Local weather Change convention, in 2021. COP26 is because of happen on the Scottish Occasion Campus (SEC). Glasgow Science Centre (GSC), which is located subsequent to the SEC, will play a key position within the convention. The exhibition will probably be accompanied by talks, workshops and different actions encouraging debate across the future position of museums in instances of speedy environmental change.

The competitors has been developed by the UK Arts and Humanities Analysis Council (AHRC) Heritage Precedence Space, led by Professor Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology (IoA)), in partnership with Colin Sterling (IoA), Henry McGhie (Curating Tomorrow), and Emma Woodham (GSC). It launches on the 18th Could 2020, for Worldwide Museums Day.

Register your curiosity by 31st July 2020 to submit by the ultimate deadline of 15th September 2020.

Additional info is on the market on the competitors website

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