Virtual Conference — Institutional Approaches to Sustainability

Johanna Rietveld Announcement
Subject Fields
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Urban Design and Planning, Humanities, Fine Arts

INSTITUTIONAL APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY — A virtual conference series by Art/Switch

October 31, 2020 from 4-7pm CET on zoom. 


This conference is part of our virtual trilogy [re]Framing the Arts: A Sustainable Shift, organized in collaboration with the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture at the University of Amsterdam and Nyenrode Business University

This first edition, Institutional Approaches to Sustainability, is dedicated to the structural and institutional shifts towards a carbon zero arts sector. We will discuss the options for an environmentally sustainable building, investigate the organizational choices behind sustainable storage facilities and learn about sustainable climate control systems.

The speakers will also discuss how we might engage both individual operations and those on an international scale in adopting practices in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. If sustainability is an organizational priority, how can we adopt a holistic approach within our institutions and take responsibility for our actions?

We are very excited to start the fall with this first edition of [re]Framing the Arts and are looking forward to rethinking, renewing and connecting towards a climate-conscious future.



Sarah Sutton & Stephanie ShapiroSustainable Museums

A Post-”Plus/Minus Dilemma” Reboot: Where are we Now, Where are we going?

Samantha OwensGlenstone Museum

Glenstone: A Case Study in Sustainable Measures for a Contemporary Museum

Foekje BoersmaNational Library of the Netherlands

High-tech and Low-key Storage Solution for the National Library Collections

Sofie Öberg MagnussonNational Museums of World Culture

Sustainable Organization of Art Institutions – Experiences and Reflections Underway

Discussion lead and moderated by:
Paula Toppila, Executive Director of Pro Arte Foundation Finland and IHME Helsinki and Saara Korpela, Eco-Coordinator for IHME Helsinki; Frame Contemporary Art Finland; HIAP and Mustarinda.


The conference will take place on October 31, 2020 from 4-7pm CET on zoom. 

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