Past event

The Right Environment to Engage? Museums, public audiences and pro-environmental behaviours

Following in the footsteps of initiatives like Climate Museum UK and the Happy Museum project, and responding to the wave of interest around COP26 in Glasgow last year, a host of museums have created exhibitions on climate change and related environmental issues. In this event we present four case studies of museum projects from around the UK focused on understanding audiences for environmental engagement and creating pro-environmental behaviour change in visitors, including the recently completed Dive In! exhibition at the University Museums.

Hosted by the University of St Andrews Museums, this event is an opportunity to hear about the latest thinking and practice for engaging museum visitors on climate change and related environmental issues. With two opportunities for discussing the issues raised by speakers, the event will provide a space for reflecting on best practices for effectively connecting with audiences on this topic in the context of a museum environment.


This webinar is for anyone working in the museums sector, culture/climate practitioners, and people working on audience engagement around climate change and other environmental issues.

Please book your free place here and you will be sent a link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting on receipt of your booking.


Speakers include:

Laura Karban (Morris Hargreaves McIntyre) – Cultural audience understanding for environmental engagement

Bridget McKenzie (Climate Museum UK and Flow Associates) -- Public attitudes to sustainable food, and how museums can engage audiences on this and related issues

Adam Corner and Steve Slack (Dive In!) – Learning and lessons for communicating pro-environmental behaviours to different audiences through a museum exhibition

Sinead Marron and Desiree Vaccarini (Natural History Museum) – Our Broken Planet: How the Natural History Museum is engaging its audiences on climate change and behaviour change