Roundtable: Creating and Curating in a Time of Mass Extinction

Friday, October 16, 2020 -
14:00 to 18:30

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections


What is the role of creativity in a time of ecological catastrophe? How can museum curation critically engage with global biodiversity loss? And what is the appropriate public response to the Sixth Mass Extinction Event? Is it remorse, grief, guilt, amazement, wonder, anger, indifference?

On Friday 16th October, please join us for two free online conversations about art, museums and mass extinction.

The roundtables will feature conversations between artists and writers who, as part of an AHRC-funded project, Thinking Through Extinction, have been working alongside Manchester Museum's curators to explore the complex ethical and emotional challenges of how different publics respond to extinction.

This event is part of a two-day academic symposium, Extinction in Public, which investigates the relationship between mass extinction and public life.