Matters of Care: Museum Futures in Times of Planetary Precarity

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION: Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we have regretfully decided to cancel this conference. We have been closely monitoring the changing situation and following Public Health England's advice. Due to the changing situation around the virus over the past few days, we have received many cancellations both from speakers and participants, who - with much regret - have had to cancel their participation due to Covid19 related international travel restrictions. Furthermore, having considered the risks involved for all of us as participants regarding health and care related matters, we feel that this is the only right decision to make.

Over the next few weeks, we will be working with speakers and project management to see what digital/other means and dates we can find to continue our conversations on museum futures in times of planetary precarity, a conversation that feels even more urgent now in this globally precarious moment.


Thursday 19 March, 9.30 - 13.00


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Queen's College Shulman Auditorium

The second day of Matters of Care: Museum Futures in Times of Planetary Precarity will focus on biocultural heritage and cover a range of topics around environmental justice, community conservation and the preservation and representation of environmental knowledge from different global perspectives. The range of speakers working in communities across the globe, will showcase the diverse ways of documenting and capturing these stories (filmmaking, memory books, quiliting, oral histories, museum collections) and look at ways to ensure these processes of learning and gathering are ethical and sustainable. 

How do we practise what we preach, how do we find ways to do better and what role should museums like ours play?

9.30 - 10.10     Wayne Modest (via Skype), Professor and Director of the Research Center for Material Culture, National Museum of World Cultures, Netherlands  

*KEYNOTE*      Spaces of/for Care

10.10 - 10.30    Questions and Discussion

10.30 - 10.50    Iokiñe Rodríguez Fernandez, Senior Lecturer in International Development, University of East Anglia, UK

                          Becoming (in)visible in environmental justice struggles: using participatory mapping, filming and writing to support the indigenous research    agenda.

10.50 - 11.20    Tea and Coffee Break, Shulman Auditorium Foyer

11.20 - 11.50     Itandehui Jansen, Filmmaker and Programme Director, Film & TV, School of Design, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

11.50 - 12.30     Lotten Gustafsson Reinius, Professor of Ethnology, Stockholm University and Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, and Camilla Andersen, Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker, Oslo, Norway

                           Eyes on and from the changing Arctic

12.30 - 13.00     Questions and Discussion for 4 speakers

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See the full conference schedule here.