Organised by Dr Verity Burke as John Pollard Newman Fellow of Climate Change and the Arts at University College Dublin
The Unnatural History Museum brings together museum professionals and academics for vital conversations about the museum mediation of nature
23 Nov 2023 19:00 - 20:15 UTC
We are at a crucial historical moment, in which the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List has announced a catastrophic decline in global biodiversity. Yet nature is, necessarily, interpreted in museums, through taxidermy dioramas and skeletal mounts; virtual tours and digital databases; image, text and film. The Unnatural History Museum brings together museum professionals and academics across disciplines to platform vital conversations about the museum mediation of the natural world during the sixth mass extinction.
Each session will be hosted on Zoom (link at top of Eventbrite page) to allow for international participation, and will take the format of short presentations focussed around a specific theme, followed by a synthesised Q&A and roundtable discussion.
The theme of this second session will be Oceans.
Featuring talks from and discussion with:
- Susanna Lidström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Anna Åberg, Chalmers University of Technology
- Killian Quigley, Australian Catholic University
- Dominik Huenniger, German Port Museum Hamburg
- Marie-Theres Fojuth, Universitet I Stavanger
>> Register on Eventbrite (registration deadline: 22 Nov 2023)
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