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Thinking Through Extinction in the Museum Context

Tuesday 4 May 2021, 16:00 to 17:15

In a new series of events, the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage presents research going on across the University of Leeds, from questions of mass extinction and climate crisis, practices of decolonization to digital literacy for museum professionals.

The first speaker in the series is Dr Dominic O’Key (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds).

Thinking Through Extinction is an AHRC-funded research project, based at Leeds, in partnership with Corridor8 and Manchester Museum. The project explores how the current global mass extinction event is communicated by and encountered in public spaces.

In this talk, Dominic will share insights from his research and reflections on working with a museum to negotiate the challenges of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event and climate crisis.

How to book

The event will be held on Zoom.

Please book your place here via Eventbrite.

Free, all welcome.

More information

You can read more about the Thinking Through Extinction project here.

Read the online publication facing Extinction here.

For further details about the CCSMGH Live Projects Series, email Helen Graham.


Die-in in Natural History Museum. Yermandy, wikipedia