The session, moderated by Morien Rees, Varanger Museum, focused on how museums can incorporate routines for sustainable choices, both in the work with exhibitions and dissemination as well as in the administrative day-to-day of running the museum. The speakers also discussed how museums can facilitate global awareness about the crisis and how museums can maintain a balance between the needs of the locals and tourists.
- Watch the session ‘Sustainable Museum?’ online.
Various speakers were invited to bring different perspectives into the session. In the presentation “Sustainability from an Indigenous Perspective. Climate challenges seen from a local viewpoint”, Jorunn Jernsletten, Deanu ja Várjjat Museasiida / Tana og Varanger Museumssiida, spoke about the connection of creating something long-lasting from natural recourses in accordance with local condition in a community context.
Diane Drubay, We Are Museums, brought an international perspective and spoke about the museum’s fundamental role to help society change on a hyperlocal level. Knut Markhus, Kraftmuseet, discussed sustainability in the daily life at the museum and Sigurd Nielsen, ANNO, highlighted student’s global awareness after visiting the exhibition A World at Stake.