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2013 M&GSQ l UQAM Seminar

Galleries, Museums & Climate Change

13 November 2013, 12.30pm-6.00pm
University of Queensland Art Museum, St Lucia, Brisbane

Galleries, Museums & Climate Change was the 2013 seminar presented annually in partnership by M&GSQ, University of Queensland Art Museum and The University of Queensland Museum Studies Program.

The event featured:

  • Tour of University of Queensland's Global Change Institute building as an environmental sustainable showcase.
  • Judith Nesbitt, Head of National and International Partnerships, Tate, on Environmental Sustainability at the Tate.
  • Emrah Baki Ulas, Associate, Steensen-Varming, and Julian Bickersteth, Managing Director, International Conservation Services and co-authors The Technical Industry Report on Museum and Gallery Lighting and Air Conditioning, on future options for economically and environmentally sustainable methods of display environments, preservation and storage of art and cultural material.
  • Dr Laura Fisher, National Institute for Experimental Arts, CoFA, UNSW, on Curating Cities and how the arts can generate environmentally beneficial behaviour change and influence the development of green infrastructure in urban environments. 
  • Panel discussion with all speakers moderated by Sarah Kanowski, ABC RN Weekend Arts.


Speaker biographies and presentation outlines are available in the Program to the right.

Speaker presentations are available here.


Acknowledgements: The Energy Efficiency component of this activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The Energy Efficiency views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein. Judith Nesbitt's visit to Australia is co-hosted by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and the project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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