Ecolo­gising Museums

127 pages, 2016
The implications around climate change have far-reaching consequences but they can also have far-reaching benefits. The e-publication Ecologising Museums explores how museums and cultural institutions can face the issue not only head-on, but from all angles. To what degree are the core activities of collecting, preserving and presenting in fact attitudes that embody an unsustainable view of the world and the relationship between man and nature?

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  • Introduction
  • Let Us Now Praise Famous Seeds
  • Beyond COP21: Collaborating with Indigenous People to Understand Climate Change and the Arctic
  • Theorising More-Than Human Collectives for Climate Change Action in Museums
  • Fictioning is a Worlding
  • Late Subatlantic. Science Poetry in Times of Global Warming
  • Ecosophy and Slow Anthropology. A Conversation with Barbara Glowczewski
  • Necroaesthetics: Denaturalising the Collection
  • The Eclipse of the Witness: Natural Anatomy and the Scopic Regime of Modern Exhibition-Machines
  • Imagining a Culture Beyond Oil at the Paris Climate Talks
  • Climate Risks, Art, and Red Cross Action. Towards a Humanitarian Role for Museums?
  • Biographies