Museums, Sustainable Cities and Communities

The role of museums and cultural heritage sites in the development of cities and communities is becoming increasingly crucial: they can boost cultural diversity, inspire creativity, help regenerate local economies, attract visitors and bring revenues. In general, they can help resolve the social and economic inequalities often present in cities and among communities.

ICOM webinar,  “Museums, Sustainable Cities and Communities“, that will take place on the 17th of September, 17:00 Paris time (GTM+2), will discuss how museums can and are contributing to making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable by restoring justice, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, and cultural diplomacy principles.

It will be analyzed how museums and cultural sites can create social capital by focusing on well-being, health and lifelong learning and how they can address contemporary societal issues such as globalization, migration, polarization, inequality, populism, gender equality, ageing societies, decolonization and climate change.

Museum professionals from different countries will approach the issue from different but complementary perspectives.

To know more join “Museums, Sustainable Cities and Communities” webinar, a part of a series of 6 webinars promoted by the ICOM Sustainability Working Group to address Agenda 2030, organized in collaboration with CAMOC, the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities.

The webinar will be accessible on Zoom (upon registration) and on live streaming on YouTube.

The webinar will be in English.


  • Catherine C. Cole
    Director of Planning for the Nunavut Heritage Centre
  • Andrea Delaplace
    Researcher at the Picasso Museum in Paris
  • Anais Reyes
    Senior Exhibitions Associate at the Climate Museum
  • Luiz Souza
    Conservation Scientist, Coordinator of LACICOR – Conservation Science Laboratory, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. President of ANTECIPA – Brazilian Association of Research in Technology and Heritage Science


Glenn Perkins
Curator of Community History at the Greensboro (NC) History Museum in the United States.