Wednesday 13 November 12.30pm – 6.00pm

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for Galleries, museums and climate change, our annual seminar, held in partnership with UQ Art Museum and Museum Studies at The University of Queensland.

Seminar Program 

12.30pm – 1.15pm: guided tour of the Global Change Institute building, an environmental sustainable showcase at The University of Queensland. Find out more 
1.15pm – 1.30pm: registrations UQ Art Museum 
1.30pm – 1.45pm: Welcome 
1.45pm – 2.45pm: Judith Nesbitt, Head of National/International Partnerships, Tate, on Environmental Sustainability at the Tate.  
2.45pm – 3.15pm: afternoon tea  
3.15pm – 3.45pm: Emrah Baki Ulas, Associate Steensen-Varming and co-author, The Technical Industry Report on Museum and Gallery Lighting and Air Conditioning on future options for economically and environmentally sustainable methods of display environments.  
3.45pm – 4.15pm: Dr Laura Fisher, research team member, National Institute for Experimental Arts, CoFA, UNSW, on Curating Cities and how the arts can generate environmentally beneficial behaviour change and influence the development of green infrastructure in urban environments.  
4.15pm – 5.00pm: Panel discussion with all speakers moderated by Sarah Kanowski, presenter of ABC Radio National's Weekend Arts program.  
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Drinks and refreshments 
Find out more M&GSQ website 


Register by 6 November
Registration form is available to download or phone 07 3215 0820 or email


$55 (General)
$45 (Members RGAQ|MAQ, Volunteers, Students)
$20 (Special price UQ Museum Studies students; Group of 6 or more volunteers or students) 
All costs inc. GST
For all other enquiries, contact Deannah Vieth on 07 3215 0844 or email
This activity received funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.
Judith Nesbitt's visit to Australia is co-hosted by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and the project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. 

Artist talk  

Wednesday 13 November 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Contemporary art meets the environment 
Please join Fiona Hall, Janet Laurence and Caroline Rothwell as they each discuss their work on display in the UQ Art Museum. The artists will talk about how they make visible the interconnections between nature and culture, and elaborate the devastating impact of human action on the environment. 
Free. All welcome. No bookings required.