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AMaGA 2023 Workshop announcement!,

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AMaGA 2023 is delighted to have a workshop as part of the conference program. Proudly presented by the Australian Museum and National Museum of Australia, the workshop will discuss the role museums and galleries play in advancing action for climate empowerment.

Together for action: Museums & Galleries advancing Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Workshop

Facilitated and presented by: Dr Jenny Newell (Australian Museum); Dr Kirsten Wehner (National Museum of Australia); Sabrina Roesner (Blue Mountains City Council).

Photo credit: ‘Future Now’, Australian Museum. Photo: Abram Powell.

Museums and galleries have a crucial role to play in empowering Australians to respond to the climate and extinction emergencies. Many cultural institutions and practitioners are now addressing these major challenges. Now, we need to amplify and extend these efforts – sharing resources, collaborating on ideas and supporting each other to grow a sector-wide movement that transforms public understanding and builds communities realising climate action and ecological regeneration.

Framed by the international ‘Work Program for Action for Climate Empowerment’ (ACE), part of the UN Glasgow Climate Pact, this workshop takes stock of where we all are with climate change programming. Whether you work in a large collecting institution, a regional museum or gallery or are an independent practitioner, this is an opportunity to learn from colleagues, identify shared goals, discuss common challenges and explore how we can raise recognition and investment in the cultural sector’s contributions to climate action.

You can join this initiative in either or both of two ways:

Join an online pre-workshop sharing your organisation’s climate action programming or planning, ambitions and challenges. Then, contribute a poster to the AMAGA conference in-person workshop and add your experiences and insights to the discussion and outcome reporting. Participation is free but numbers are limited.

  • Thursday 27 April 2023, 2 – 3pm: Cultural organisations with 50 or less employees, including volunteers, and independent practitioners.
  • OR Friday 28 April 2023, 2 – 3pm: Cultural organisations with more than 50 employees, including volunteers.

Join an in-person workshop at AMAGA 2023 on Thursday 18 May 2023, 11.15am – 3.15pm. This participatory experience will begin with Henry McGhie of Curating Tomorrow (UK), author of a handbook on Action for Climate Empowerment for the GLAM sector, discussing the international context for ACE. Then, the convenors will lead discussions, including sharing pre-prepared posters and other information, developing a framework for sector-wide reporting on Australian museums and galleries’ climate action engagement and education.
Participation is inclusive in the AMaGA 2023 full conference registration.

Should you wish to register for one of the pre-workshops, please contact the Conference Secretariat on 06 4281 6624 or via amaga@conlog.com.au. Registration for the in-person workshop may be done with a full conference registration via the conference registration form

Please email Jenny Newell at jenny.newell@australian.museum should you have any queries.

Workshop proudly presented by:

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If you have any questions regarding AMaGA 2023, please contact Conlog on
+61 2 6281 6624 or via amaga@conlog.com.au.

Kind regards,

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Council of Australasian Museum Directors c/o Lynley Crosswell, Museums Victoria, GPO Box 666, Melbourne VIC 3001, © CAMD 2023
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