On Monday 12th July CEM will launch a directory of campaigning groups and resources. It will have info about mostly environmental and social justice, but if you think you belong in there, get in touch, via firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 9th July 12 noon.
If you want to come to the 45 minute launch event on Monday evening (from 7.30pm) email us for the log-in details
To whet your appetites, we are featuring groups and organisations who have already given their answers. Here’s our friends at
|Purpose of group (two paragraphs maximum)||Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, is one of the UK’s leading university museums. We are driven by our mission: to build understanding between cultures and a sustainable world, and our work is underpinned by our core values of inclusion, imagination and care. Through our collection of over 4 million objects, numerous specialist staff and award-winning galleries, we are a critical part of the research and environmental education infrastructure in the city and beyond. We are urgently transforming how we support ecological thinking and action, build more sustainable futures and inspire cooperation and change in our city. We believe that the ecological and climate crises are relevant to both aspects of our mission: they are as much cultural and social justice issues as they are scientific and environmental and both call for collective action and cooperation both globally and locally. We believe a better future requires us to rethink how we care and are convinced that our future is collaborative: actively supporting connections between individuals and groups, long term relationships, inclusion, and will be the hallmarks of our ethos of care.|
|Skills/knowledge/resources your group has that it is willing to share with others||SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE |
Comms – Social media, blogging, press releases… Community engagement, co-production, partnerships
Data – databases, cataloguing, gathering and analysis Learning – formal / informal learning and engagement, all ages, collections-based, research-based, creative, transdisciplinary
Fundraising – bid-writing, planning Project Management – planning to delivery and evaluation Report writing
Storytelling (and use of collections), inc digital Research – collections-based – science – humanities, theory, practice, Indigenous and global south perspectives
Volunteers – recruiting, supporting, maintaining
Spaces – Museum public galleries and other spaces Specialist staff – curatorial, education and engagement, communications and marketing Collections – biodiversity and natural sciences, vivarium, botany, geology, global
Status – as partners, allies, supporters
Connections – within University and beyond, local, national and international
|Skills/knowledge/resources your group would like to acquire in the coming months||Contacts, collaborators and allies whose values are aligned – shared interests / different perspectives / critical friends |
Knowledge on rewilding – all and any scale
Developing superpower abilities in our existing skills (We’re most interested on how the museum can be useful and contribute to building a more sustainable world)
2 thoughts on “Manchester Museum wants to “be useful and contribute to building a more sustainable world” – and thus is in CEM’s “Strawberry Snapshot””
Doesn’t the museum have financial connections to oil companies?
are you thinking of the Science and Industry Museum, and its acceptance of Shell sponsorship?
Marc Hudson, on behalf of CEM