29 November – 2 December 2022, online

Climate change is creating new threats to the preservation of cultural heritage. Museums may already struggle to provide the best possible care for their collections, and with increasing weather extremes and shifting pest species ranges, the challenges are mounting. This virtual conference will address some of the issues, exploring sustainable pest management; protecting collections and heritage from climate change; using more environmentally friendly conservation methods and incorporating these themes into conservation education. The meeting will take an international perspective, with contributions from the global South and the global North.

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This virtual meeting will be hosted jointly by the Leibniz Research Network Preservation, a network of the eight Leibniz Research Museums and other Leibniz Institutions in Germany, and University of Cambridge Museums, UK. The conference is funded by the Leibniz Aktionsplan 2 through the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum.