Hot off the Press

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The new book by members of the Museums and Climate Change Network is now in press: Curating the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate ChangeEdited by Jennifer Newell, Libby Robin and Kirsten Wehner, Routledge Environmental Humanities, due out Summer 2016.

Paris, September - December 2015
A global festival of cultural activity on climate change

‘Our melting, shifting, liquid world’: celebrities read poems on climate change
Actors including James Franco, Ruth Wilson, Gabriel Byrne, Maxine Peake, Jeremy Irons, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Sheen read a series of 21 poems on the theme of climate change, curated by UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

The Anthropocene in Museums: Reflections, Projections and Imaginings
Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany, 3-4 December 2015
Museum scholars, curators and other practitioners from around the world present critical conversations, workshops and media on the intersections of museums and their involvement in the Anthropocene

"Activism, Art and Atolls:Communicating the Oceanic Anthropocene"
Dr Jenny Newell presents a public lecture 
3 December, 2015. 18:00–19:30, Alter Seminarraum

Moving Forward, Never Forgetting: curatorial and artistic responses to the Aggressive Assimilation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada


  • In this public talk, David Garneau will discuss the exhibition, the artists and the art work, curatorial research, community engagement and other issues with a mind to develop strategies for Indigenous/settler creative conciliation Canada and Australia.
    When: December 8, 2015, 12:30pm-1:30pm 
    Where: Visions Theatre, National Museum, Australia

How Should We Feel About Climate Change?

  • Diary of a climate scientist | Where do emotions fit into the work of scientists who study climate, asks Sarah Perkins

Fixing the Sky Podcast with Jim Fleming
August 13, 2015


Jim Fleming is one of the authors in Curating the Future (University of Hawaii Press, forthcoming), the book from the event where we launched the Museums and Climate Change Network in 2013 

Introducing the Climate History Podcast

New Museum on Climate Change due to Open in New York

  • Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Project was recently a five-year provisional charter to create a climate change museum in New York City. 

The Museum and Climate
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, Paris, France 
October 10-November 11th, 2015

  • On the occasion of COP21, the museum will offer a complete program of lectures, debates, exhibitions, films and events around climate change.  In the study of climate change, the museum differs from other research institutes with expertise on biodiversity, one of the sectors on which this will have the most impact.  They are also a scientific institution that has always addressed the public. Finally, researchers of the museum offer a general reflection on humans, how they think as biological and social species and interact with their environment.