"The pandemic saves us five to ten years of pushing the world to a more sustainable working way"
"One of the most positive side effects of the pandemic is giantly within the area of virtual courier trips. The pandemic saves us five to ten years of pushing the world to a more sustainable working way."
"One way forward would be to recognize the resources put down in each project and ask whether it is sustainable to do all these works, ship all these works from different locations, and back for a show on display for 20 or 15 weeks only. Now is the time to see how we can activate longer exhibitions with workshops, seminars, and different activities and go even more in-depth instead of replacing one show with another in a couple of weeks."
Desirée Blomberg, Manager, Exhibition Coordination & Loans, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and panelist at CIMAM's online session Sustainability and Environmental Change in Museum Practice.
Sustainability and Environmental Change in Museum Practice
The workshop took place on Thursday 25 March 2021.
- Desirée Blomberg, Manager, Exhibition Coordination & Loans, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
- Jeremy Deller, Artist, London.
- Rachel Kent, Head of International Touring Exhibitions, Tate Modern, London.
- Caitlin Southwick, Director of Ki Culture, Secretary of ICOM Sustainability Group, and CEO and Founder of Sustainability in Conservation, London.
Moderated by Rhana Devenport, Director, Art Gallery of Southern Australia.
Hosted by CIMAM’s Sustainability and Ecology Working Group, this workshop provides an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, colleagues and allies who are championing new and innovative ways of responding to climate and ecological emergencies.
Relevant to both individuals and institutions working in the contemporary art museum sector the session aims to share best practices and foster collaboration across our community.
Watch the workshop recording at CIMAM's only member section.
About CIMAM’s Rapid Response Webinars
Started in 2020, CIMAM has taken the new virtual scenario as an opportunity to launch a series of online activities exclusively for our community to, now more than ever, reinforce the sense of connectivity through online meetings in a peer to peer environment to share, learn, and be inspired by the experiences of other CIMAM professionals.
For 2021, we have prepared a series of online sessions that will take place, nearly every month of the year. The next ones are:
- Thursday 17 June: Webinar hosted by CIMAM Conference Contents Committee: Museums in Eastern Europe Under Pressure?
- Thursday 22 July: Workshop with the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC).
- Thursday 30 September: Webinar hosted by the CIMAM working group on Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice.
More webinars to be announced soon.