Madison Kuras (she/her) is the Project Officer for the Australian Museum’s Climate Solutions Centre, where she increases public engagement in climate solutions through museum exhibitions, programming, and multimedia projects.
From the American Museum of Natural History and Climate Museum in New York City, all the way to the South Georgia Museum off the Antarctic coast, Madison has worked on exhibitions and programmes dedicated to bringing climate information to worldwide audiences.
Now happily ensconced in the halls of the Australian Museum, Madison is exploring how museums can serve as sites for change, and looks to use community engagement to find affirming climate solutions. Madison holds an M.Phil. in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge and an M.Litt. in Museum and Heritage studies from the University of St Andrews. She also holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science from Bowdoin College.
Madison Kuras will be speaking at the Green Museums Summit 2024 :
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We museums love our regulars – those enthusiasts we know will show up – but how can we engage people with a limited interest in exhibitions? Especially when these exhibitions address a subject as daunting yet crucial as climate change?
Focusing on the Australian Museum’s innovative traveling exhibition ‘Future Now’, we explore ways of connecting sustainability and regeneration to climate cautious and disengaged audiences, as well as meeting the needs of the climate concerned. Stepping out into civic spaces, museums can help to hasten the social tipping points we need to secure more liveable futures.