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Frank Hoyinck

Thursday 30 May 2024 -
10:00 to 17:00
Kröller-Müller Museum

Join us for the first UK and Netherlands Creative Change Summit.

Evolving our relationships with people and the climate

The summit will be on the theme of sustainability in relation to the curation of exhibitions and how museums can develop their capacity as a climate resource to and for communities.

Event details

  • Date: 30 May 2024, 10.00–17.00
  • Location: Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo


  • 10.00: Arrival at the museum and coffee and tea
  • 10.30: Welcome address
  • 10.45: Session One – A curatorial approach to the climate crisis
  • 12.00: Reflective walk-in small groups
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 14.00: Session Two – How to develop capacity as a climate resource to and for communities
  • 15.10: Action planning
  • 15.40: Closing remarks
  • 16.00: Drinks and nibbles


The British Council in the Netherlands is committed to enabling dialogue between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. This includes providing opportunities for the creative sector in the UK and the Netherlands to share ideas and build best practice. A specific focus of the British Council in the Netherlands is the themes of equality, democratisation, sustainability and decolonisation.

The British Council and the Kröller-Müller Museum have a long history of partnership. In 1965, for example, the Kröller-Müller Museum hosted the Barbara Hepworth Retrospective 1935–64, which was organised by the British Council. In 2024, the Kröller-Müller Museum opened its exhibition entitled The Wood for the Trees. The multifaceted exhibition will allow audiences to examine the relationship between humans and nature through the work of the four artists, which includes British artist Andy Holden.

This year, the Kröller-Müller Museum and the British Council will come together in a partnership to support the shared theme of sustainability and host the new UK and Netherlands Summit for the creative sector.

The Creative Change Summit is part of an overall Creative Change Partnership, which aims to build strategic partnerships between the UK and the Netherlands’ creative sectors to create a community of practice in dealing with shared global challenges.

The Kröller-Müller Museum is an excellent location for the summit as its surroundings are designed to promote and allow for reflection.

During the summit there will be an opportunity to view The Wood for the Trees exhibition and to hear from a range of speakers from the UK and the Netherlands.


The summit will focus on two key themes:

  • A curatorial approach to the climate crisis
  • How to develop capacity as a climate resource to and for communities

Who is the summit for?

The summit is for creative sector professionals working in museums and creative institutions.

The aim is that by the end of summit, people attending will have an insight into each other’s best practice and they will be able to identify one or two tools for talking about the climate crisis in exhibitions and for working with communities that they can then apply to their practice.


To attend the summit, complete the online registration form by 25 May 2024:

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