Organise your event
useful resources and guidelines to organise your own event to raise awarness on the climate emergency in the museum field
Start acting!
Do you want to raise awareness and start a conversation on the climate emergency among your museum colleagues? We make things easy for you to organise an event by yourself.
We have been organising various events since 2019 to raise awareness on the climate emergency in the museum field, to share visions and best practices of international experts. This led us to a great bank of shorts videos, visuals frameworks and other tools easy to adopt.
It is now your turn to organise an event with your colleagues, watch these videos together, react to their provocations, start a discussion, identify what are your own challenges and share it back to the community!
Reach out and let us know about the event you want to organise so we can promote it to our community as well and add your productions online.
They did it
These museums have organised their own event using the resources provided. Get inspired by how they have done it!
February 3rd 2020
MOD Museum / Museum of Discovery, Adelaide, Australia
Kristin Alford, director of the MOD Museum, shared her expertise via videoconference at our pilot event in November 2019 in Berlin. It is after this event that she decided to use some content produced during the workshop and to share it with her colleagues from other museums and cultural institutions in South Australia. The meeting gathered around 35 participants.

During the event, they shared some reflections on the programme "Museums Facing Extinction" in Berlin including the four levels of actions from the website and using the Call to Action Video. Then, they watched a selection of short provocative videos by the MFE experts (Diane Drubay, Bridget McKenzie, Camilla Tham, Robert R. Janes, Stephan Brandt, Cara Courage, Miranda Massie and Ewa Chomicka). The event finished with an open discussion to reflect on the videos and think on how to locally respond to the Calls to Action.

You can read one summary of the event here.
February 26th 2020
Västernorrlands Museum, Härnösand, Sweden
Kajsa Hartig, Head of Department, Collections and Cultural Environments at Västernorrlands Museum in Sweden organised a meeting with her museum colleagues from communication, programming, exhibitions/documentation and research departments.

During the meeting, the group watched a few videos from our pilot event in Berlin, reflect on the idea and provocations shared and detailed the five levels of actions suggested.

In the end, they decided to have an internal meeting (or two) where they gather their thoughts on what has been done in terms of sustainability, and supporting society in actions against climate change. The group also decided to organise a workshop on May 6 gathering regional museums and organisations within the heritage sector.
September 24th 2020
Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost, Germany
For their conference "From Climate Knowledge to Climate Action", the team of the Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost wanted to focus on the visual framework provided by We Are Museums "Museums on the Climate Journey".

They invited Diane Drubay to introduce the four levels of actions during a public lecture and organised a collective design workshop with peers sharing.
October 13th 2020
French National Heritage Center, Paris, France
In response to the climate emergency, Heritage and Culture are innovating and transforming, are committed and taking action. In order to understand the situation and to be inspired to act better, the French National Heritage Center asked We Are Museums to curate and moderate an event inspired by "Museums Facing Extinction". We have brought together experts who will take the pulse of the situation and challenge you: Suzanne REYNDERS (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique), Cara COURAGE (Tate), Thanh-Tam LÊ, (EIT Climate-KIC France), Alexandra de BOUHELLIER, Centre Pompidou), Lionel ARNAULT (French National Heritage Center), Lucie MARINIER (City of Paris) and Laurence PERRILLAT (Les Augures).