On the Front Line: Arctic Museums and Climate Change 7 Oct 2021

Coinciding with COP26, a virtual symposium ‘On the Front Line: Arctic Museums and Climate Change’ will convene speakers from museums located in or representing the Arctic to address climate change and the imminent threat it poses to the indigenous communities they serve. Two sessions cover the impact of climate change on indigenous communities and the collections and programmes that explore indigenous ways of life, with panelist from museums in Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Sápmi, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There will also be a keynote from Dr. Jago Cooper and Dr. Amber Lincoln who recently organised the exhibition ‘Arctic Culture and Climate’, with moderation from NMS Director Dr Chris Breward. The event is hosted by the National Nordic Museum in partnership with the Alliance of American Museums, NMDC, and the International Council of Museums. The event takes place on 2nd November from 3 – 5pm GMT, and the programme will be published by 12th October. Tickets are free. National Nordic Museum