ICOM Working Group on Sustainability

Considering the various local and global aspects of sustainability, this session will explore different paths and innovative strategies that museums are following and can follow to support society to meet unprecedented challenges. So much has been achieved, and so much more can be achieved, as museums are at the nexus between tradition, innovation and communities to nurture sustainable futures. All museums have a part to play, and through working together we can maximise our collective impact and benefit. This panel will encourage all participants to consider how they can get involved in creating this shared story of positive transformation.

Opening remarks by Suay Aksoy, President of ICOM

Introductory speech by Mamoru Mohri

Chief Executive Director, Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Moderator: Morien Rees, Chair of the ICOM Working Group on Sustainability


  • Sarah Sutton, Principal, Sustainable Museums / Executive Committee Member, We Are Still In United States
  • Cecilia Lam, Director, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bonita Bennet, Director, District Six Museum, South Africa
  • Yacy-Ara Froner, Professor, School of Fine Arts, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil

Discussant: Henry McGhie, Founder, Curating Tomorrow

ICOM Working Group on Sustainability