IPCH Director Stefan Simon represented Yale University as officially accredited observer at the ICCROM XXIX General Assembly from November 18-20 in Rome , Italy.
In the light of the ongoing crisis, many discussions among the member states at the GA focussed on the impact of man-made and natural disasters on cultural heritage.
On Friday , November 20th , a thematic discussion was devoted to ”Climate change and Natural Disasters: Culture cannot wait! “
How is climate change impacting cultural heritage, what can be done to reduce the impact and respond to global challenges were the main topics of the panel discussion. As a participant of the panel, Stefan Simon discussed the concept of the “green museum”, as a museum which incorporates and implements the concept of sustainability in its program, its activities and its physical presence. His presentations focussed on the question of a “good museum climate” , often referred to as the plus/minus dilemma .