Responding to the climate and ecological emergency

Date: Friday 12 February

Time:10.30 – 12.30

Delivered by: Hilary Jennings, Happy Museum and Bridget McKenzie, Climate Museum UK

About the event

How can those working in gallery and visual arts education respond to the climate and ecological emergency?

Hilary Jennings and Bridget McKenzie will facilitate this two hour course. It will introduce the context of the climate and ecological emergency and, using practical examples and creative visual approaches, explore how a holistic approach engaging the breadth of gallery and visual arts practice releases creativity and opens up opportunity.  Participants will be guided to share ideas and develop onward plans.

About the facilitators

Hilary is Director of the Happy Museum Project. In addition to her work with museums she has worked as an Associate of both Clore and Extend Leadership Programmes and extensively in the craft sector including Interim Chair of the Craft Industry Board. She was co-founder of the Case For Optimism ( a network which created space for practitioners in the arts and cultural community to maximise their creative response to global challenges. She is a Trustee of the Transition Network

Bridget is founder of Climate Museum UK, a mobile and digital museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. She is also a co-founder of Culture Declares Emergency, and has been involved in the Happy Museum project throughout. She has been Education Officer of Tate and head of learning at the British Library, and active in the gallery and museum education communities.

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