Today the Économusée team presented on the Économusée Artisans at Work concept in N. Ireland during the “UK & Ireland Ecomuseums in Practice” webinar hosted by Dr Katharina Massing and Victoria McMillan from Nottingham Trent University.

The webinar provided an opportunity for all the UK and Ireland Ecomuseums to come together, to introduce their projects and discuss key issues for this growing movement.

Ecomuseums are community-centred heritage organisations, focused on the importance of place and landscape, they provide a dynamic way in which communities preserve, interpret, and manage their heritage for sustainable development.

The event provided opportunities for Ecomuseums, community heritage groups and interested parties to network and learn more about the different ecomuseological practices in the UK and Ireland and look at the role Economuseums could play in contributing to UN sustainability goals.

Ecomuseums have great potential as a way for communities to engage in sustainable practices and climate action and support the local economy through regenerative tourism development.

Speakers included Peter Davis; Emeritus Professor Newcastle University School of Arts and Cultures, Glenn Sutter; Curator of Human Ecology at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and Adjunct Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Regina, Lucy Taylor; Iveragh Ecomuseum and Diana Hamilton; Spodden Valley Revealed.

Screenshots from various presentations today

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