Special Projects

ICOFOM’S Youth SAREC Project

ICOFOM firmly believes that museums must place the participation of young people at the centre of debates and discussions. ICOFOM will facilitate global workshops for young people and youth professionals in collaboration with local museums and NGOs.

The global workshop series shall embrace the call to action for museum professionals by global youth climate activists, for greater involvement of young people to become agents of change in both contemporary museology, across wider society, and seek to understand the role that museums can play to address climate change and the UN’s Agenda 2030, particularly in underrepresented countries and communities. The workshops will contribute towards research outputs and the general call for greater youth participation in museums and ICOM.

The global workshops will be held in collaboration with local partners in the following locations;

Noumea, New Caledonia 
In collaboration with the University of New Caledonia and the Association des Musées et Établissements Patrimoniaux de Nouvelle-Calédonie

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In collaboration with ICOFOM-ASPAC, ICOM Malaysia and the Department of Museums Malaysia

Wellington, New Zealand
In collaboration with Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington

George Town, Cayman Islands
In collaboration with the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

St Andrews, Scotland, UK
In collaboration with the University of St Andrews, ICOM UK and Shared Island Stories research project

Rio de Janeiro (TBC), Brazil 
In collaboration with ICOM-LAC

Doha, Qatar 
In collaboration with Qatar Museums

For more information, please get in touch with Jamie Allan Brown, ICOFOM Treasurer (2022-2025) and Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, via jab26@st-andrews.ac.uk