[NEMO Training] Unlocking the power of museums for Sustainable Development

7, 14, 21 & 28 September 2023 | Online via Zoom

NEMO is thrilled about a collaboration with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) that allows us to invite members and the museum community to a four-part online training on museums and the Sustainable Development Goals. The trainings will be facilitated by José Luiz Pederzoli Jr., ICCROM, and Henry McGhie, Curating Tomorrow.

The UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set out as an invitation to all parts of society to take part in creating a better future. Museums can play many roles in this, through caring for and providing access to collections, education, public participation, creating jobs, training, partnerships, research and more. They also need to manage their negative impacts, for example heavy use of natural resources, and where they marginalise and exclude people. Sustainable development approaches help us to “do more good and do less harm”, focusing on addressing the big challenges facing people and nature locally and globally.

For this training, NEMO and ICCROM are collaborating to develop capacity in museum professionals to fully understand sustainable development and the SDGs, to formulate key SDG-oriented challenges or aspirations to be addressed through their collections-based work, and to make and successfully implement a plan to put their ideas into practice. The workshop will draw on resources created by ICCROM’s Our Collections Matter initiative, notably the online Toolkit, an open-access resource including over 400 practical tools gathered from the heritage sector and beyond.