Children’s rights and the environment, a museum perspective

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is running an inquiry on children’s rights in relation to the environment. I put in a submission from a museum-and-cultural-institution perspective and linking to some other pieces of work I’d done on rights in relation to the environment and to museums, and to climate action in …

Nature and Climate Change: exhibition at The Grosvenor Museum (Chester) and available for hire

I visited The Grosvenor Museum, in Chester, on Saturday to see Nature and Climate Change, an exhibition I put together last year. Climate change is big news, but museums often struggle to know how to include it in their exhibitions or programmes. Last year, I commissioned Hartland Design, a design studio based in Glossop, to …

Free Guide: Museums and Human Rights

I’m very happy to launch a new Guide, ‘Museums and Human Rights: human rights as a basis for public service’. Human rights are the only set of internationally agreed standards that set out how people should be treated, and what they should expect from wider society and from organisations and institutions. They can help to …

‘Nature and climate change’, a new, low-cost exhibition for museums, schools and other educational settings

Why? Climate change is a subject of great importance to society and the natural environment, with a high level of public concern. This means that there is likely to be a large public appetite for constructive activities related to climate change. However, the subject presents a particular challenge as the information can be very complex, …

Coming soon: ‘Museums and Disaster Risk Reduction: building resilience in museums, society and nature’

I’ve written a guide for museums and their partners, on how they can draw on Disaster Risk Reduction approaches to strengthen resilience – of museums themselves, society and nature. Disaster Risk Reduction is the source of the often-repeated phrase ‘build back better‘. But what does it mean, better for whom and for what? This Guide …

Places still available for 2-day workshop: Putting cultural institutions to work to address climate change, World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 25-26 March

To attend, book here: https://bit.ly/31W021G Bookings are coming in for this two-day workshop, with some places still available. Climate change is big news, and so it should be. Maybe you want to contribute to the aims of the Paris Agreement, or want to know more about it. Maybe you want do something but don’t know …

Getting ready for COP26: Lessons learnt and best practices by global museums addressing climate change

For the last few months, I’ve been gathering responses from museums workers on how they and their institutions have been supporting climate change-related education, awareness, public participation, public access to information, training of staff, and international co-operation. These are the six elements of Article 6 of the original UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which …

Booking now open: Putting cultural institutions to work to address climate change: two-day workshop, World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 25-26 March

To attend, book here: https://bit.ly/31W021G Climate change is big news, and so it should be. Maybe you want to contribute to the aims of the Paris Agreement, or want to know more about it. Maybe you want do something but don’t know where to start. Aimed at non-specialists, this two-day workshop will provide you with …

Getting ready for COP26: How have museums been supporting education, awareness, training and other activities on climate change?

For the last few months, I’ve been gathering responses from museums workers on how they and their institutions have been supporting climate change-related education, awareness, public participation, public access to information, training of staff, and international co-operation. These are the six elements of Article 6 of the original UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which …

Putting cultural institutions to work to address climate change: two-day workshop, World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 25-26 March

Climate change is big news, and so it should be. Maybe you want to contribute to the aims of the Paris Agreement, or want to know more about it. Maybe you want do something but don’t know where to start. Aimed at non-specialists, this two-day workshop will provide you with practical tools to help you …

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