The Coalition strives to provide the museum community with facilitated access to the latest news, upcoming events, and useful resources towards a more ecologically-aware sector. 

The following is a selection of content and knowledge created and shared by colleagues around the world as well as institutions and museum associations. We are constantly building a database of resources useful for addressing the questions arising from museums and climate change and sustainability.


Should you have content you’d like to share, please contact us at contact@cmcj.ca.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October & November 2021 //
 

Drexel University
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

1 December 2021 //
 

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Représenter les changements climatiques

8, 10, 13, 15 December 2021  //
 
Culture Capitale-Nationale et Chaudière-Appalaches

 

Intégrer l’écoconception et l’écoresponsabilité au coeur de l’exposition (Québec)

Starts 29 November 2021 – continuous //
 

ICOM x Future Learn

Creating Meaningful and Inclusive Museum Practices – Learn how to engage and collaborate with diverse communities to turn museums into spaces of social inclusion and belonging.

CONFERENCES, VIDEOS & PODCASTS

Nordic National Museum

On The Front Line: Arctic Museums and Climate Change

Julie’s Bicycle

Culture: The Missing Link

MuseumNext 
Museums and the Climate Crisis

16 February 2021

An interview tieh Nick Merriman, Director of the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, UK

BC Museums Association Podcast

Launched 12 October 2021

We are excited to announce the BCMA’s Climate Action Podcast Series! 

Julie’s Bicycle
Creative Green Webinar: Sustainable Production for the Arts

17 June 2021

Exploring ‘green’ production practices for the sector.

Onassis Foundation Stegi + JULIE’S BICYCLE + BRITISH ARTS COUNCIL
A digital symposium examining the role cultural organizations can and must play in acting on the climate emergency.

Royal Ontario Museums
The Allan and Helaine Shiff Curatorship of Climate Change

12 Nov 2020

Art/Switch
Ongoing
2020/21 Virtual Conferences

Centre Pompidou
Quelle transition écologique pour la culture?

28 Nov 2018

Green Museum
Join host Hilary Wilson for a podcast that examines sustainability within art and cultural heritage.

conscient podcast
A bilingual series of conversations about arts, conscience and the ecological crisis.

Mêtis Association
À la croisée des chemins, l’ambition de Mêtis est de créer et de renforcer le lien entre recherche et terrain, d’initier et promouvoir des espaces de partages entre pratiques artistiques et culturelles, et entre les acteurs professionnels qui y évoluent.

Julie’s Bicycle
Vimeo site of this renowned UK charity working towards making sustainability intrinsic to the business, art and ethics of the creative industries.

The Courtauld

This discussion, hosted by the MA Curating the Art Museum course at the Courtauld Institute of Art,  focuses on the courses of action available to institutions and artists concerned with the climate crisis, and what influence these stakeholders can actually have on a local and global level.

Robert R. Janes
Museums and Climate Change, a call from Robert R. Janes for museums to become intellectual activits. Presented by Future of Museums.

17 June 2014

Robert R. Janes
Museums and the Climate Challenge, a video funded by the Norwegian Arts Council and produced by Shadow Light Productions and written by Robert R. Janes.

2 Nov 2020

Robert R. Janes
Museums in a Troubled Word, presented by Future of Museums

14 Dec 2019

Robert R. Janes
Climate Change Provocation, presented thanks to the Banff Centre.

2 May 2016

Robert R. Janes
Museums in Perilous Times, keynote speech at the Ontario Museums Association Annual Conference.

26 Nov 2020

Robert R. Janes
Museums Without Borders: A Manifesto, presented at the Group for Education in Museums Conference.

1 Sept 2016

ARTICLES

July 2021

Eco-Art: An Interactive Map

The aim of ecological art (or eco-art) is to challenge existing social and political paradigms regarding human interaction with the environment.

August 2021

JEN RAE & CLAIRE G. COLEMAN

Refugium

Centred on First Nations knowledge and protocols, the short film Refugium hacks time and compounding existential crises, delves into moral dilemmas of life and death and hones in on child-centered trauma prevention and intergenerational justice in the coming collapse.

24 September 2018

CANADIAN ART

The Green Cube

2018

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Anne K. Armstrong, Marianne E. Krasny, Jonathon P. Schuldt

Winter 2020 //

FICSUM
 
Communiquer l’urgence climatique au musée

TOOLKITS

March 2020

OUR COLLECTIONS MATTER

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

2019

THE FUTURE OF OUR PASTS

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

2021

HOW DO WE KNOW? BECAUSE IPCC

Because IPCC explains in a simple comic-book style the IPCC’s unassailable method.

2020-2021

KI BOOKS

Ki Culture

2019-2021

CURATING TOMORROW

Henry McGhie

2021

Mobilising museums for climate action

An open-access collection of useful tools, frameworks and concepts, together with essentials of climate action, to help empower museums, their partners and – most importantly – communities everywhere.

BOOKS

2017

Curating the Future
Museums, Communities and Climate Change

Edited By Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin, Kirsten Wehner

2018

Handbook of Climate Change Communication: Vol. 1
Theory of Climate Change Communication

Editors: Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A.M., Azeiteiro, U., McGhie, H. (Eds.)

Museums as Agents of Change

A Guide to Becoming a Changemaker by Mike Murawski