Anthropocene in Museums Workshop
Workshop: The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings
Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
The Anthropocene is an idea now challenging and inspiring museums of many different kinds and in many parts of the world. This invitational workshop focused on how museum scholars, curators and other practitioners have responded to this concept with new experiments in collecting, exhibiting and programming. It explored what the community of museums engaged with contemporary cultural and environmental issues has learned to date about working with and in the Anthropocene, and asked how these experiences might inform future projects.
Presentations and discussion explored the Deutsches Museum’s Welcome to the Anthropocene exhibition, focusing particularly on how audiences have responded to this ground-breaking gallery. This project was drawn into conversation with other current and emerging projects, including the Deutsches Museum’s forthcoming Energy Transitions exhibition, the National Museum of Australia’s Australia in the Age of Humans project and the American Museum of Natural History’s work with Pacific museums responding to climate change.
For more information about this event please visit the Museums and Climate Change Network Blog.
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Please direct enquiries to one of the convenors:
Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Libby Robin, Australian National University, email@example.com
Jenny Newell, American Museum of Natural History, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helmuth Trischler, Rachel Carson Center / Deutsches Museum, email@example.com
This workshop was sponsored by the Deutsches Museum, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society ( www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de ) and the Museums and Climate Change Network ( http://goo.gl/SzcXje ).