Creating and Curating in a Time of Mass Extinction

Two Roundtables about Art, Museums and Global Biodiversity Loss

The roundtables will feature conversations between artists and writers who, as part of an AHRC-funded project, Thinking Through Extinction, have been working alongside Manchester Museum's curators to explore the complex ethical and emotional challenges of how different publics respond to extinction.

This event is part of a two-day academic symposium, Extinction in Public, which will investigate the relationship between mass extinction and public life.

2–4pm: Creating in a Time of Mass Extinction

Featuring Anna Souter, Daisy Hildyard, Jon Hughes, Laura Spark, Laurence Payot and Scott Farlow. Chaired by Dominic O'Key.

4.30–6.30pm: Curating in a Time of Mass Extinction

Featuring speakers from Manchester Museum, Leeds City Museum, Bristol Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Chaired by Prof Dolly Jørgensen.


These roundtables will be hosted online and will set aside ample time for Q&A from attendees. Please note that a link to access these events will be shared on the day preceding the event.

The event is free to attend and held online via Zoom. Please Register here to attend.

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