THE TIME IS NOW / Museums as Agents of Change
This September, as world leaders gather virtually for the first time in 75 years for the annual UN General Assembly, a series of online dialogues is taking place that seeks to deepen the engagement of the cultural sector with global policy discussions and the urgent need for action on the Sustainable Development Goals.
We are delighted to be contributing to this important project with THE TIME IS NOW / Museums as agents of change. Presented in partnership with Culturunners and WCPUN, our CEO Molly Fannon will be joined by a remarkable and diverse line up of pioneering leaders in museum practice. Together they will explore how the sector can confront the most pressing social and environmental issues facing humanity today, and ask: how can museums become drivers of action?
Molly’s guests will include George Okello Abungu (Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants, Kenya), Bonita Bennett (District Six Museum, South Africa), Courtney Johnston (Te Papa, New Zealand), Frances Morris (Tate Modern, UK), Andrés Roldán (Parque Explora, Colombia) and Elizabeth Silkes (International Coalition of Sites of Conscience).
This extraordinary panel has a huge diversity of experience in leading the museum sector’s approach to sustainability and change, and we’re excited to hear more about the inspiring work they have done and their hopes for the future.
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