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, 17.30 - 19.15  

Queen's College Shulman Auditorium

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How can we use our collections and galleries as spaces which create active discussion around the impact of humans on the planet, while also highlighting what long-term perspectives can tell us about sustainability for developing positive futures. Can we find practical steps museums might envision taking that can make a difference now and how can we learn from each other?

14.30 - 15.10  Naman Ahuja, Professor of Indian Art and Architecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India 

*KEYNOTE*    From India IN the World to India AND the World

15.10 - 15.30  Questions and Discussion

15.30 - 16.00  Tea and Coffee Break, Shulman Auditorium Foyer

Subhadra Das

17.30 - 18.15 Subhadra Das, Historian, writer, comedian & curator at UCL Science Collections, London, UK 

*KEYNOTE*   Taking Care of Business: What is a Museum for?

18.15 - 18.35 Questions and Discussion

18.45 - 19.15 Drinks Reception in Shulman Auditorium Foyer

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