MuseumWeek 2023: Culture, nature & a birthday
MuseumWeek will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special edition from June 5th to 11th, worldwide. Save the date!
As our societies are becoming increasingly aware of the need to coexist harmoniously with other inhabitants on Earth, some argue that culture is responsible for the degradation of nature and the cause of environmental problems. A position that could be summarized allegorically by a bowl of soup on a Van Gogh painting. Our position is clear: culture is not the problem but one of the antidotes: through the lens of art, we can grasp the beauty and delicacy of the natural world, and be moved to take action to preserve it. And through the lens of science, we can comprehend the complex web of relationships that exist between living organisms, inert matter, and the atmosphere, and appreciate the delicate balance that makes Earth a hospitable place for life. Moreover, UNESCO’s natural World Heritage sites and intangible heritage practices play an important role in protecting the environment and conserving biodiversity. This is the reason why we are dedicating a significant focus to the topic of the environment for this tenth edition of MuseumWeek.
Even though the subject is serious, we want this tenth anniversary to remain a big celebration that honors museums all over the world and the importance of culture for our societies that are facing many challenges. Through a revamped format that includes new features, we invite all cultural organizations, artists, and creative individuals to participate by organizing both virtual and physical moments, from June 5th to 11th, worldwide.
Download today the program with all the hashtags! More languages to come!
The daily themes now encompass all types of cultural organisations' activities, including exhibition and special events departments, rather than ‘just’ social media and communications.
TECH INCLUSION ⚡️
Small and medium-sized museums often lack the resources and time to familiarize themselves with technologies that could be useful to them, particularly in the areas of web3 and artificial intelligence. We want all museums to be included and we will propose speed-talks and speed-workshops fo fill the gap!
Special for the 10th anniversary
We are preparing several special features and moments for this tenth anniversary, be sure to follow us on social media to have the latest news! Here are some first elements to get you started!
MuseumWeek will provide a one-of-a-kind collection of digital artworks created by environmental artists from around the world to display on screens at your location
An exceptional online sale of digital artworks for the benefit of environmental non-profit organisations
Call for creation
All the visuals for this edition of MuseumWeek were made with the help of the Artificial Intelligence system called Midjourney. This saved us the research work for images which usually took us a lot of time. Regarding the poster image, however, we are still looking for an artist who will represent the central theme of this year, which is the environment, while preserving a festive dimension related to our anniversary. Feel free to spread the word and ask artists in your network to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!