Museums Facing Crisis (MFC)
With climate change bringing about uneven and irregular weather conditions, human-related disaster changing the heritage landscape, pandemic transforming the way we function, museums need to work together to safeguard humanity’s heritage, promote peace and build resilience. This is more than acknowledging conventions and sharing resources whenever necessary and possible. It concerns new regenerative models of systems. This impact the ways and means museums can address, react and respond to social tensions such as social and health tensions, political pressures, military conflicts and natural disasters. It is also how museums champion ideals and aspirations of their societies, meaning that museums cannot and should not remain neutral. For museums to be relevant to their communities, they need to acknowledge needs and challenges including not just the political but also those that are fast becoming humanitarian.