Michael Peter Edson opened the NEMO Webinar by stating that ideas about what a museum is and does were developed in slower, simpler times. But the realities of 2023 - including the climate emergency, armed conflict in Europe, and global technological and social change reveal gaps and flaws in the traditional boundaries of our work.
Building on his well-received keynote speech at the 2022 NEMO European Museum Conference in Loulé, Portugal, Edson’s webinar "Create Dangerously: Museums in the Age of Action" argues that we need to dramatically update our concept of museum practice if we are to create a meaningful response to today’s most important questions about culture, society and change. How will we get across The Big Frikin’ Wall that separates conventional museum practice from deep engagement with societal challenges? And what can museum workers do to get action started regardless of their position, authority, or pay?
- Access the slides
- Review all resources mentioned by Michael Peter Edson in the webinar
- Deepen your knowledge about museums and climate change by reading NEMO’s recent report Museums in the climate crisis - Survey results and recommendations for the sustainable transition of Europe