IMA Annual Conference 2022: Part of the Solution. Supporting Environmental Sustainability in Museums

30 Sep 2022

The detailed programme has been announced for the IMA's 2022 Annual Conference: Part of the Solution. Supporting Environmental Sustainability in Museums

A themed conference, the Irish Museums Association (IMA) conference offers the opportunity for museum professionals, academics, and practitioners from the wider cultural landscape to network, share knowledge and expertise, explore and debate some of the main issues of interest to our communities and the role of museums in furthering these discussions.

This event will be taking place this year as a one-day event, allowing easy access from most locations across the island and minimising need for overnight stays.

Date: 24 October | 10:30 - 17:00

Location: President's Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Smithfield, Dublin

Registration: IMA members: €50 | General Registration: €70 (discounted rates for students/volunteers at community-led museums)

Conference brief

Efforts to reduce emissions contributing to climate change is happening in all areas of our society and Museums, as community-focused institutions, have a responsibility of consciousness to raise awareness, share knowledge, and enact change as we collectively seek to reduce our environmental impact.

The IMA conference 2022 will present an opportunity to explore the cost to the environment of how our buildings, programming, and practices function; what are the changes necessary to ensure that we reduce contributing factors while ensuring the museum’s effectiveness and success; and how can we use our collections and position as trusted organisations to encourage others to examine their own decision-making and behaviours.

Over the course of this one-day event, we will hear from policy influencers and practitioners on the ground, with an emphasis on practical approaches and innovative ‘green’ measures, from curatorial to public engagement practices, so action can be taken without further delay.

Contributors include Mary Frances Rochford, Programme Manager, Climate Change and Circular Economy, Environmental Protection Agency; Dr Cathy Daly, Senior Lecturer in Conservation at the School of History & Heritage at the University of Lincoln, U.K; Shane Clarke, CEO Garden-City-Culture; Paolo Viscardi, Curator, National Museum of Ireland; Eithne Verling, Director of Galway City Museum; Ruža Leko, Co-founder & Creative Director, StudioSuss; Roisin Doherty, Curator with Derry City and Strabane District Council; Claire Walsh, Assistant Curator: Collections, IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) and Henry McGhie, Founder and CEO of Curating Tomorrow.

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