Museums and climate change – Revisiting Lynda Kelly’s 2016 Blog Post – Is anything different?

A still helpful & relevant post from 2016 that Robert R. Janes brought to our attention. Reblogged with permission of Dr. Lynda Kelly. Thanks, Lynda and Bob!

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One of the more refreshing aspects of the Museums Australasia conference was hearing from one of our sectors leading thinkers, Robert Janes. I was very excited to be meeting him again (the last time would have been in the early 90s when he was the director at the Glenbow Museum in Alberta, Canada). However, this was not to be as he gave his talk via video choosing not to travel as a stand against climate change and consumption – what a statement that was!

During his address there was plenty of chatter on the Twitter back-channel about what museums can, and should, be doing about climate change. Over the years I have done quite a bit of work in this area and the three observations I have always made are that visitors:

1. want museums to be addressing this issue
2. want to know simple things they can do to…

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