Professor Rodney Harrison

How can the museum sector engage with change? Rodney Harrison, University College London.

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In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), we asked our researchers to tell us about their work and the challenges of tackling climate change.

Professor Rodney Harrison is a Professor of Heritage Studies at University College London and Arts and Humanities Research Council Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow.

Rodney’s research is around how the museum and heritage sector engage with the short, and long, term change.

Rodney is also the academic co-lead on a project called Re-Imagining Museums for Climate Action. The Re-Imagining Museum for Climate Action exhibition shows a range of ideas of how the museum and heritage sector might engage with questions of climate action.

Rodney says:

The key thing I hope to come out of COP26 is a firm agreement and international programme which will limit global heating to 1.5 degrees.

Last updated: 3 November 2021

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