So Long and Thanks for All the Fish: Exploring Museum Futures - Lindsay Marlies Small, University of Toronto; Mary Kate Whibbs, Toronto Zoo
This panel presents emerging research on diversifying museological practices. This session brings together these two disparate spheres in order to re-frame institutional practice and envisions ways to grow, change and renew preconceived notions. This panel investigates how aquarium and zoo practices can speak to the challenges of heritage sites in outer space and how the emerging need for protection of heritage objects in outer space can illuminate challenges faced by institutions on Earth. These case studies contribute to a larger conversation about the role of best practices and ethical decision making across institutions in an effort to bring different types of museums together to re – envision museological practice.