At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2023, Ciprian Stefan will be part of the panel "Panel Part of the solution" on Monday, 20 November.
Cultural heritage as an instrument for a sustainable future
Since 2014 ASTRA MUSEUM has developed cultural programmes for the urban and rural communities helping them understand, first of all, the meaning of cultural heritage as their legacy. They want them to embrace the museum, their own legacy, and to take part in it. ASTRA also promotes the cultural values of each place as an important point for local development through cultural tourism. The most important element of these programmes is sustainability and how we can learn from the past, how we can adapt current solutions to climate change, how we can use resources efficiently and how we can exemplify the SDGs. How we can better understand the green transition, how we can deal with waste etc.
An essential component is also the investment in infrastructure and cultural heritage. The political and decision-making lobby must be conducted in order to obtain funding for a green infrastructure that will enable the development of numerous new cultural initiatives and goods. Undoubtedly, reducing energy consumption through investments is a task faced by Romanian and European museums.