Curating Sustainability

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Public understanding of environmental issues is critical for the active positions we need to take as individuals and societies for transforming unsustainable to green economic activities. Museums have the potential to contribute significantly to this by communicating scientific knowledge on environmental issues. The study examines the scale and character of environmental exhibitions and collections in Denmark and surrounding countries. The study finds that the scale far from exhausts the potential. Exhibitions predominantly focus on natural science dimensions with limited coverage of the social science aspects of environmental problems and their solutions. Interdisciplinary museum activities including social science aspects on institutions and values are recommended. Moreover, it is argued that the emotions and the scientific and political controversies involved in environmental issues should not be seen as obstacles to museum engagement in the environmental field, but rather as important ingredients in creating valuable museum experiences.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/03/201401/11/2014


  • 1 Tidsskriftartikel
  • 1 Andet bidrag
  • 1 Working paper

Danmarks Miljømuseum: et visionsoplæg

Hansen, A. C., Andersen, H. L. & Bærenholdt, J. O., 2015, Roskilde Universitet.

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Et miljømuseum i Danmark: Behov, potentialer og udfordringer

Hansen, A. C., Svabo, C., Bergkvist Hansen, K. & Arentoft Johansen, L., 23 okt. 2015, Roskilde: Roskilde Universitet, 43 s. (ENSPAC Research Papers on Transitions to a Green Economy; Nr. 2, Bind 2015).

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Forureningen på museum – museernes arbejde med miljøspørgsmål i Danmark og nabolande

Hansen, A. C., Svabo, C., Bergkvist Hansen, K. & Arentoft Johansen, L., 2014, I : Nordisk Museologi. 2014, 2, s. 72-89 17 s.

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