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.
We suggest an event format
  1. Introduction of the day
  2. Quick presentation of the programme 'Museums Facing Extinction'
  3. Presentation of the 4 levels of actions: 1. Your museum represents 80,000 museums worldwide 2. Use your voice 3. Act like a neighbour 4. Turn your museum green
  4. Screenings of a selection or all "Provocations" videos (link)
  5. Local Mapping (short presentations explaining who is doing what and how). The museum experts attending the local event present a (strictly timed) 5-minute provocation involving: – No more than 5 slides/images – An overview of their approach to tackling climate change in their museum – A case study of the initiative that's had the most impact for them to date – A 'take away' action/provocation / question or challenge they'd like to group to help them solve in this weekend
  6. Reactions and Solutions Unpacking to Reply locally to the Calls to Action: Group conversations to react to the different Provocations, propose topics for discussion to unpack learnings and solutions from the short presentations and/or related to the 5 core themes. This can be organised as an Open Space workshop or as an Open Discussion within the group.
  7. Documentation and Share: Gather the ideas/learnings / solutions / resources identified to share it online with our community (photos from the event + video from the local Provocations + useful links)
Use these recordings of talks by international experts
During our two editions of the conference "Museums Facing Extinction", we invited international museum professionals to present to the museum community their climate journey, as well as experts in biomimicry, systems thinking, shared-living, futures literacy and more, to inspire new ways of thinking.

This collection of 25 videos are valuable content to curate a powerful conference programme and start a game-changing discussion with your museum colleagues. BROWSE THE VIDEOS HERE

Good to know: these videos have been summarized individually and compiled into two digests if you prefer to share text articles! BROWSE THE ARTICLES HERE
Work with this visual framework to inspire climate actions
Read the details of each level here, define what are your priorities, list what you have already done, and list the challenges or questions you would like to work on during a 'Museums Facing Extinction' workshop (reach out to organise a workshop with us).
We provide visuals for your event promotion
We prepare a template of a poster and social media banner to be used for your promotion. You will also find some illustrations, icons and gif in the promotion pack.
They did it
These museums have organised their own event using the resources provided. Get inspired by how they have done it!