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UK and Ireland Ecomuseums in Practice

Global Heritage: Science, Management and Development - Webinar

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This one-day seminar will provide an opportunity for all the UK and Ireland ecomuseums to come together, introducing their projects and discussing key issues for this growing movement.

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The University-wide research theme, Global Heritage: Science, Management and Development and the Centre for Public History, Heritage and Memory invite you to join this event, the first to bring all UK and Ireland ecomuseums together to introduce their projects.

The event provides opportunities for ecomuseums, community heritage organisations and groups and interested parties to network and learn more about the different ecomuseological practices in the UK and Ireland. The event brings together for the first time all six UK and Ireland ecomusuems, who will each introduce their practices and take part in a roundtable discussion.  Ecomuseums have great potential as a way for communities to engage in sustainable practices and climate action and support the local economy through regenerative tourism development. The event will explore these particular aspects of the ecomuseum through our three international speakers who will look at the role ecomuseums could play in contributing to UN sustainability goals (Nunzia Borrelli), networking (Glenn Sutter) and sustainable tourism (Tiérna Mullen). One of the main goals of the day is to look into ideas to establish an ecomuseum network to provide support for different organisations and to give the ecomuseums a stronger voice in the museum community.


10:00 -10.20 Introduction and Welcome
Dr Katharina Massing and  Victoria McMillan
10:20 - 11.20Panel 1 - Ecomuseums in Practice I
10:20 - 10:35 Skye Ecomuseum
10:35 - 10:50 Cateran Ecomuseum
10:50 - 11:05 Spodden Valley Revealed
11:05 - 11:20 Q & A for panel
11:20 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30Panel 2 - Ecomuseums in Practice II
11:30-11:45 Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum
11:45 – 12:00 Ecoamgueddfa
12:00 - 12:15 Iveragh Ecomuseum
Lucy Taylor
12:15 - 12:30 Q & A for panel 
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 - 13:45 Économusée Artisans at Work (Northern Ireland Network)
Tiérna Mullan, Project Officer
13:45-14:15 Ecomuseums and UN Sustainability Goals
Nunzia Borrelli, Associated Professor, University of Milan
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Building an Ecomuseum Movement in Saskatchewan, Canada:  Insights from a Work in Progress
Glenn Sutter, Curator of Human Ecology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and an adjunct professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Regina
16:00 - 16:10 Concluding remarks
Dr Katharina Massing and  Victoria McMillan

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