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ICOM condemns attacks on art but says it shares climate concerns with activists

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has said that museums should be seen as allies in the climate movement following a number of attacks on historic works of art by climate change activists.






The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has said that museums should be seen as allies in the climate movement following a number of attacks on historic works of art by climate change activists.

Activist group Just Stop Oil has carried out a spate of demonstrations in recent months, with internationally significant works of art targeted. Attacks have ranged anywhere from a can of soup to a bowl of mashed potatoes, with the activists then gluing themselves to the wall by the artworks.

“ICOM wishes to recall the role of museums as key actors in initiating and supporting climate action with their communities and commends their commitment to this mission demonstrated through educational programmes, dedicated exhibitions, community outreach and research,” said an ICOM statement.

“ICOM calls attention to the impact that these demonstrations could have on the work of museum professionals and volunteers who strive to protect and promote these valuable items of heritage for the enjoyment of the public. To reach the full transformative potential that museums have for sustainable development, ICOM wishes for museums to be seen as allies in facing the common threat of climate change.”

Read the full statement here


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ICOM condemns attacks on art but says it shares climate concerns with activists

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has said that museums should be seen as allies in the climate movement following a number of attacks on historic works of art by climate change activists.






The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has said that museums should be seen as allies in the climate movement following a number of attacks on historic works of art by climate change activists.

Activist group Just Stop Oil has carried out a spate of demonstrations in recent months, with internationally significant works of art targeted. Attacks have ranged anywhere from a can of soup to a bowl of mashed potatoes, with the activists then gluing themselves to the wall by the artworks.

“ICOM wishes to recall the role of museums as key actors in initiating and supporting climate action with their communities and commends their commitment to this mission demonstrated through educational programmes, dedicated exhibitions, community outreach and research,” said an ICOM statement.

“ICOM calls attention to the impact that these demonstrations could have on the work of museum professionals and volunteers who strive to protect and promote these valuable items of heritage for the enjoyment of the public. To reach the full transformative potential that museums have for sustainable development, ICOM wishes for museums to be seen as allies in facing the common threat of climate change.”

Read the full statement here


 



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