Galway City Museum has been developing a new Creative Micro Space in the former café space, which unfortunately became a casualty of the Covid 19 pandemic. The space, a bright, airy, accessible space adjacent to the museum reception area and the front door, makes for an excellent Community Creativity Space. The first scheduled project to take place in the CMS is a project called Community Climate Conversations. This project, which is being curated by the museum team and two scientists – proposes to deliver the following aims:
The space has views into the Monument Gallery on the ground floor of the museum. These views include glimpses of the famous Aran Island maps by Tim Robinson and a work called Snáth Mara by Ireland’s foremost glass maker, Roisín de Buitléar. The space itself has two exhibition walls; a round table and chairs; a concealed kitchen and looks onto the museum courtyard or Clós and the Spanish Arch and medieval city walls.
- Bring people together in open dialogue about the science behind climate change and solution-oriented action; find common ground and reduce polarisation; build empathy and shared responsibility
- Promote measurable behavioural change via museum public programme of events and resulting co-created exhibition
- Forge community and lasting links between organisations and individuals in Galway working to mitigate climate change
This work has begun with the first events scheduled for Q2 2022.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.