Secure final spots to NEMO training on using collections to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

NEMO has extended the deadline until 28 April for applications to the online workshop series "Museums for sustainable development: Join the dots, tell the story" to fill the final few spots. José Luiz Pederzoli Jr., ICCROM, and Henry McGhie, Curating Tomorrow, will lead the four-part training session taking place on 5, 12, 19 and 26 June 2024.

After the successful collaboration between NEMO and ICCROM for last year’s training Unlocking the power of museums for Sustainable Development, the second edition will explore how museums can use its collections to implement the UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The training series will help develop capacity in museum workers to fully understand the SDGs, to formulate key SDG-oriented challenges or aspirations to be addressed through their collections-based work, and to make and successfully implement a plan to put their ideas into practice.

  • Learn more in the call for applications
  • Deadline: 28 April  
  • The 4-part training takes place on 5, 12, 19 and 26 June 2024 from 10:00-12:30 CEST. Participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

Selected applicants who are connected to a NEMO member organisation participate free of charge. Non-members may participate for a few of 100 euro.  

The workshop will draw on resources created by ICCROM’s Our Collections Matter initiative, notably the online Toolkit, an open-access resource including over 400 practical tools gathered from the heritage sector and beyond.

Outline of workshop programme:
  1. Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals: how they relate to the work of museums. Understanding national and local challenges; recognising how your organisation contributes positively and negatively to sustainable development.
  2. Deciding on your sustainable development challenge/aspiration: setting goals and developing plans, using the Sustainable Development Goal targets.
  3. Finding useful tools to support your project: exploring the Our Collections Matter toolkit. Identifying relevant actors from your context to engage with.
  4. What you are going to do: consolidate and share your commitments and plans.

Meet the facilitators

Henry McGhie
Curating Tomorrow
Henry has a background as an ecologist, museum curator and manager. He runs the UK-based consultancy Curating Tomorrow and works as a consultant on ICCROM’s Our Collections Matter programme.

José Luiz Pederzoli Jr.
Unit Manager, Strategic Planning at ICCROM -International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Background in polymer chemistry and paper-based heritage. Conservation scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (1997-2003) and ICCROM (2005-2008). International work on risk management for cultural heritage since 2005. Manages since 2018 ICCROM’s Strategic Planning Unit and a portfolio of projects on heritage collections, risk management and sustainable development.