I always say I ended up in museums by accident. My background is in sustainable development. When a job in that area fell through, and I needed something to pay the rent, I thought a museum would be a fun place to learn some new skills. Ten years later, here we are.
Increasingly, fortunately, the dual worlds of culture and sustainable development are converging. Evermore people see culture, the arts, and heritage as a force for good in our societies. Following that trend, today, I am happy to announce and support #MuseumsForFuture, the global movement of museums that support climate action and the #FridaysForFuture campaign.
#MuseumsForFuture started in Austria during the last global climate strike in September, when a group of museums came together to support the strikes. They weren’t the only ones taking action, with many museums contributing to the parallel #ArtStrike movement and other initiatives as well.
Now, for the upcoming global climate strike on 29 November 2019, these initiatives and many others have joined forces in an international #MuseumsForFuture movement. The objective: to get thousands of museums contributing to the #FridaysForFuture movement and taking climate action. There are many ways to get involved. For this first time, we hope that as many museums as possible take decisive action on the 29 November.
To help you take action, #MuseumsForFuture suggests 10 simple actions. Copy-pasted straight from their website:Continue Reading Read More »