CULTURE, CARE AND HEALING
7 – 9 DECEMBER 2022
Although the global community seems to slowly exit the pandemic crisis, it still faces increasing challenges with regional conflicts, the effects of the climate crisis, economic and financial instability, and social injustice. However, these crises and recovery periods present an opportunity for mobilization, change and innovation – for humans, institutions, societies, democracies, economies and ecologies.
What is the role of art and culture in this recovery? Is now the time to demonstrate how and why culture matters? Can museums and cultural organizations participate in the social, economic, and wellness-based recovery needs of the communities in which they reside? How can museums plan and prepare for the next inevitable disruption by designing programmes and exhibitions that matter to society? How can museums restore trust and unity, build new cross-sectoral alliances, and form new networks, while fostering diversity and sustainability? In answering these questions, organizations will need to adjust their models and business structures, moving from known frameworks to unknown and new paradigms of operation.
CoMuseum 2023 focused on healing through cultural and creative outlets. It explored how the cultural and creative sector – museums and cultural organizations – may contribute to the recovery and development of our societies, institutions, and relationships.
During the 12th installment of this annual conference, 29 professionals from international museums and cultural organizations, artists, civil society representatives, educators, and academics examined the above issues through keynotes, panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops and masterclasses.