Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hot Science, Global Citizens


HOT SCIENCE, GLOBAL CITIZENS: The agency of the museum sector in climate change interventions

Climate change is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity’s place on Earth. This symposium presents the research findings of the Australian Research Council international Linkage project, Hot Science, Global Citizens: the agency of the museum sector in climate change interventions along with other leading research to develop new knowledge about what constitutes effective action around climate hange, the critical roles that institutions can play and visions for the future of museums and science centres. The second day will feature an ‘unconference’ session to tease out innovative programming ideas and engage participants in discussions.

Speakers include:

Professor Mike Hulme School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
Elaine Heumann Gurian International Museum Consultant
Dr Emlyn Koster CEO Liberty Science Center, USA
Professor David Karoly Climate scientist and public commentator
Giles Lane Director, Proboscis, London, UK
Tara Morelos d/Lux/MediaArts
Wayne LaBar Vice President, Exhibitions and Programs, Liberty Science Center, USA
Seb Chan Head of Digital, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Declan Kuch Australian Youth Climate Change Network
Tim Hart Director, Information, Multimedia and Technology, Museum Victoria

Venue Details/Time

5 - 6 May, 2011

Thursday, May 5
Powerhouse Museum

500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, May 6
Australian Museum

6 College Street, Sydney NSW
9:00am - 5:00pm

For registration and further information, please visit

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