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 …

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, …

Strengthening resilience in organisations, society and the natural environment 2: the Ten Essentials of Resilience

This is the fifth in a series of posts on museums and disaster risk reduction and preparedness: not just of museums themselves, but of broader society. However, the information doesn’t only relate to museums so should be useful for others too. These posts and the resources featured in them are aimed at helping people face …

Strengthening resilience in organisations, society and the natural environment 1: the Sendai Framework

This is the fourth in a series of posts on museums and disaster risk reduction and preparedness: not just of museums themselves, but of broader society. However, the information doesn’t only relate to museums so should be useful for others too. These posts and the resources featured in them are aimed at helping people face …

Museums, coronavirus, climate change: understanding hazards and risks 2

This is the third in a series of posts on museums and disaster risk reduction and preparedness: not just of museums themselves, but of broader society. These are aimed at helping people face the future with confidence: understanding risks, risk, and how to address it to reduce its impact. In the last post, I went …

Museums, coronavirus, climate change: understanding hazards and risks to reduce them

This is the second in a series of posts on museums and disaster risk reduction and preparedness: not just of museums themselves, but of broader society. As I said in the last post, ‘the future’ is not something we can just leave to chance, nor do we have to. Knowing the risks around, being prepared …

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 …

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 …

Developing our ‘2020 vision’ to create the future through museums

One of the things I like to do to shift thinking or create new perspectives is to take ideas from one context and apply them to another. This works even better when you can make some kind of connection between the two contexts, even if it’s an abstract or left-field connection. This year, 2020, is …

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