UN75: THE TIME IS NOW - Museums as Agents of Change

This UN75 Webinar, hosted by The Museum of the United Nations - UN Live, features pioneering museum leaders from around the world discussing how the cultural sector can confront the most pressing social and environmental issues facing humanity. As bearers of history and physical places of trust, museums are uniquely placed to transform the values that guide our actions. Facing unprecedented global threats, a positive and hopeful future depends on radical shifts in mindset and on action at massive scale. So, at this crucial moment in time, how do we lead with action and optimism?

The discussion is moderated by Molly Fannon, CEO, Museum for the United Nations – UN Live; with panelists Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern; Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Global; Bonita Bennett, former Director, District Six Museum, South Africa; Courtney Johnson, Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive, Te Papa, New Zealand; Andrés Roldán, Executive Director, Parque Explora, Colombia; and George Okello Abungu, CEO, Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants, Kenya. This Webinar was presented as part of The Future is Unwritten’s official program during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in New York; in partnership with the Open Mind Project.

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Release Date

September 2020


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Molly Fannon (moderator),
CEO, Museum for the United Nations – UN Live

Andrés Roldan,
Parque Explora, Colombia

Courtney Johnson,
Te Pape, New Zealand

Elizabeth Silkes,
Director of the Coalition of Sites of Conscience

George Okello Abungu,
Former Director at Kenya National Museums

Frences Morris,
Director, Tate Modern

Bonita Bennett,
District Six Museum, South Africa

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