CCA  Center for Contemporary Art and Ecology 

Sun 25 June


Book Tickets

RADIUS is pleased to invite you to the symposium HERITAGE IN TRANSITION: YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE organized in collaboration with Jong VNK, an ambitious platform for art and architectural historians up to the age of thirty one. The symposium will take place on Sunday the 25th of June and offers students, young heritage and museum professionals the opportunity to become active participants in shaping institutional change for a sustainable future.

13:00 – 13:30 Doors open
13:30 – 13:45 Word of welcome by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Jong VNK
13:45 – 14:15 Presentation Thijs Weststeijn
14:15 – 14:45 Presentation Meta Knol
14:45 – 15:00 Audience questions for Thijs Weststeijn and Meta Knol
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 15:25 Presentation Anja In 't Velt - De Groot
15:25 – 15:35 Presentation Moira Mazzotta
15:35 – 15:45 Presentation Wietske Nutma
15:45 – 16:05 Presentation Chris Julien
16:05 – 17:15 Panel discussion, with Vera Carasso
17:15 – 17:30 Closing remarks
17:30 – 19:00 Drinks reception

Chris Julien is completing his PhD at Utrecht University on the impact of the ecological crisis on public governance and knowledge construction. He is also a senior research fellow at Waag - FutureLab, where he focuses on programming related to ecology and artificial intelligence. Julien is also a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion NL.
Meta Knol, Director of Leiden European City of Science and former Director of Museum de Lakenhal, is known as an advocate for museum innovation. She has spoken out about museums' "blockbuster addiction" and has sparked public debate about the climate impact of the cultural sector through her opinion pieces.
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk is the founding-director of RADIUS, center for contemporary art and ecology.
Moira Mazzotta works as 'Ki Futures Coordinator' at Ki Culture. Ki Culture is an international non-profit organization dedicated to uniting culture and sustainability. They offer programs and tools to make culture sustainable and position the industry globally as sustainability leaders.
⌀ After graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in 2019, Wietske Nutma works as a multidisciplinary designer and researcher. In her practice she works at the intersection of design, ecology and participation in an effort to find ways to contribute to the living world. Wietske has been working at Het Nieuwe Instituut since February 2021 on the Zoöp project to investigate what it means—and how we can—live together in multispecies communities.
Anja In 't Velt - de Groot worked as a property management consultant at the Van Gogh Museum and as Head of Operations at Museum Catharijneconvent, where she encouraged both institutions to make sustainable choices. Anja is currently a lecturer at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, where she advises students on sustainability.
Thijs Weststeijn, Professor at Utrecht University, is a renowned expert in early modern art. Weststeijn also extensively writes about (art-historical) challenges in the present, particularly focusing on the consequences of the climate crisis for cultural heritage. He recently published The Future of the Past: Heritage and Climate (2023).

⌀ Prior to the symposium, the exhibitions THE GLASS CITY and OSCAR SANTILLÁN: A HEAVY HALO can be visited without obligation (on presentation of the symposium ticket)
⌀ Main language: Dutch 
⌀ Location: Water Tower Reservoir, Kalverbos 22
⌀ Please note that the location is not wheelchair accessible