Climate Change and Museum Futures Paperback / softback
Edited by Fiona (Institute for Culture and and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia) Cameron, Brett (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia) Neilson
Part of the Routledge Research in Museum Studies series
Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature.
Climate change is a global force, with global impacts.
Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder groups and communities crossing all sectors and scales.
Current policy approaches are inadequate and finding a consensus on how to reduce levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through international protocols has proven difficult.
Gaps between science and society limit government and industry capacity to engage with communities to broker innovative solutions to climate change.
Drawing on leading-edge research and creative programming initiatives, this collection details the important roles and agencies that cultural institutions (in particular, natural history and science museums and science centres) can play within these gaps as resources, catalysts and change agents in climate change debates and decision-making processes; as unique public and trans-national spaces where diverse stakeholders, government and communities can meet; where knowledge can be mediated, competing discourses and agendas tabled and debated; and where both individual and collective action might be activated.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 18 Halftones, black and white; 19 Illustrations, black
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 15/12/2017
- Category: Museums & museology
- ISBN: 9780815399933