AVICOM: Museums, Virtual Reality and Sustainability in the Climate Emergency

The AVICOM General Assembly 2023 pre-conference meeting in St Andrews proudly presents an innovative and timely online panel, focusing on the intersection of climate change, heritage preservation, and the vast potential of virtual museums.

The workshop will draw upon experience of climate scientists, aid workers, museum practitioners and communities to understand how best we can mobilise climate action to address the climate emergency.

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12:00 – 1:20 Heritage, Virtual Museums and the Climate Emergency

Henry McGhie: Museums Sustainability and Climate Change. Curating Tomorrow

Dr Jenny Newell: Imagining Potential Climate Futures. Australian Museum’s Climate Solutions Centre.

Klaus Thyman: Visualising Climate Change, Project Pressure

Nicola Henderson: Climate Ambassadors, Museums and Heritage Highland

Compere: Catherine Cassidy, University of St Andrews

1:30 -2:30 Building a Just Climate Future

Alaidar Gordon-Gibson: Climate Change a Humanitarian Emergency, Red Cross

Gozde Yilitz: Valorising Heritage Buildings, University of Sienna

Jess Woods: Wellbeing and Climate change, University of Aberdeen

Skúli Björn Gunnarsson: Digital Action on Climate Change and Citizen Science, Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute

Compere: Maria Andrei University of St Andrews

2:40 – 4:00 Energy, Climate and Exhibitions

Michael H. Faber: Open Air Museums and Climate Change President of AVICOM

Maria Andrei: Immersive Climate Futures and Climate Action, UStA

Sophie Walker: Sophie Hynd: Verdant Works: a case study in climate informative exhibitions

Giula Gregnani: Beatrice: Transition Under Petrocapitalism, Timespan Museum and Archive

Compere: Alan Miller University of St Andrews

4:00 – 5:30 Preparing for Climate Action

Kaye Hall: Barbados Museum and Historical Society

Ximena Jordan: Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera Anahuacalli

Ibrahim Tchan: Digital Resilience: Takienta's Adaptation to Climate Change

Kevin Denham: Museum’s intervention in designing Climate friendly residential areas, Sweden DACCHE Project and Jimtli Museum

Catherine Cassidy Virtual Museum of the Caribbean: EU-LAC project

Compere: Marta Peinador, AVICOM Board.


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