Henry McGhie

Henry McGhie founded Curating Tomorrow to help museums and their partners enhance their contributions to creating a sustainable future. He has recently written a guide for museums on how to get started with the Sustainable Development Goals. Henry has had a lifelong passion for nature, and worked in museums for nearly two decades, with an interest in using museums ‘to the max’. He has helped broker partnerships between researchers, museums and policy workers, including with the United Nations.

He is a member of the Sustainability Working Group established by ICOM in 2018, the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, and the Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders recognised by UNFCCC. He was involved in getting museums recognised as key sites for climate change education and action in the Workplan for the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2018. He is the author and editor of three books on climate change communication and the history of ornithology.

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2019, Henry McGhie will discuss Museums and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals together with Mercedes Giovinazzo Marín, Interarts, and Sergio Servellón, ICOM Belgium Flanders, on Friday 8 November.

On Saturday 9 November, he will facilitate the workshop “Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals: Discover your SDG superpower” together with Morien Rees, Varanger Museum, and Molly Fannon, UN Museum.