Kirsten Dunlop

Dr. Kirsten Dunlop is Chief Executive Officer at EIT Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private partnership focused on climate innovation. She brings to her role a deep conviction in our capacity to learn and evolve into a climate-resilient society, and her over 30 years of experience catalyzing systemic transformations in a career spanning academia, consulting, banking, and the insurance industry, across three continents.

Kirsten serves on various Advisory Boards and is recognized as a leader at the European Commission Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation (ESIR) expert group. A specialist in experiential learning and cross-disciplinary practice, she holds a Ph.D. in Cultural History from the University of East Anglia and a BA Hons in Art History from the University of Sydney.  

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2023, Kirsten Dunlop will deliver the keynote speech on Monday, 20 November. 


Museums Facing Extinction: joining forces for a sustainable future

Presentation abstract

Where are we – as Europeans, global citizens and culture professionals – with regards to climate change? Why is there such a need for collaborative action, on a personal, professional and institutional level. How might the cultural sector and cultural institutions play a critical, catalytic role in supporting climate action and in mobilising hearts and minds to create a sustainable world in time.