Collecting the future
Workshop at the American Museum of Natural History
In the beginning of October, a group from the Division including , , , , and went to New York to participate in a workshop at the American Museum of Natural History about Collecting the future: Museums, communities and climate change . The event was co-convened by , professor at the Division and also representing the National Museum of Australia. Lasting for three days (2-4 October), the workshop included talks on environmental justice (by Rob Nixon, who will visit the Division in the spring), a passionate history of the Great Barrier Reef, industrial and cultural heritage in the Arctic, and much more. Curators from museums in Australia, Samoa, the US, Canada and New Zealand shared their experiences from past exhibitis and ambitions for future projects with artists and researchers from different institutional and geographical backgrounds in interesting and multidisciplinary discussions about museums, communities, and climate change.
Complete programme (pdf 1.0 MB)
Blog post about the workshop by Kirsten Wehner, one of the co-convenors