Jennifer Forsyth is an Edmonton based artist, independent curator, and museum professional who has exhibited and curated internationally. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from The University of Calgary, a Batchelor in Fine Arts from the University of British Colombia, and a Diploma in Visual Art from Camosun College, in Victoria, BC. She has worked for and volunteered at, museums, galleries, and Artist Run Centres, in Alberta and British Columbia for the past twenty years. She currently holds the position of Advancement Lead for the Alberta Museums Association where she seeks resources for the Association and its members.

 

Workshop

Museums as Catalysts for Climate Action

This workshop addresses the role museums play in communities and how they are positioned to champion climate issues through the use of case studies and short, original films, an emphasis on the importance of organizational strategy, and facilitated problem solving. Participants will learn about the shifting role of museums, and will spend time with museum professionals who have been working on climate change programming and exhibitions, as well as shifts in organizational infrastructure. Participants will share their wicked problems or big ideas about climate action and museum professionals will facilitate group discussions that help provide tools to encourage partnerships with museums as a way to reach new audiences and approaches.

This workshop is co-hosted by Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director / CEO for the Alberta Museums Association.

 

Look for this workshop in the Thursday Morning program at 10:45 am.  If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate Action

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for Goals