Presentation of Publication | 17 Museums x 17 SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals Museums as Pioneers of Social, Environmental and Economic Development. A Manual by ICOM Austria

21. September 2022, at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52 nd Street, New York, NY 10022

Join the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York for a celebration on the occasion of the publication of:


“17 Museums x 17 SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals”

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | 6 P.M. ET


The Agenda 2030 pursued by the United Nations through the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisages a world in which every individual can live a dignified and fulfilling life, a world that ensures the planet’s survival through responsible consumption and sustainable growth, and a world without hunger, poverty, injustice and inequality. It is an agenda for the sustainable economic, social and environmental transformation of our society. In that regard, the seventeen SDGs are an ambitious call to us all, at both the individual and institutional level, to contribute to the sustainable development of our planet so as to safeguard our future potential.


But how can museums promote awareness through art and culture of an environmentally sound and just society? The 17×17 initiative is designed to demonstrate that museums take the SDGs seriously and can contribute to their implementation. It aims at awareness-raising and visibility, both internally with respect to the museum staff themselves and externally with respect to the public, in other words the visitors and stakeholders. It makes accessible to as many people as possible the vision by the international community of an optimistic future for all in the field of culture since museums and art institutions are important societal actors with a wide impact and it strengthens relationships with internal and external stakeholders and communities through information, discourse, lobbying and a common language and aims.


With the support of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, this publication now can be presented to a broad international audience in an English edition.




Presentation of publication “17x Museums x 17 SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals”

Elke Kellner, Managing Director, ICOM Austria

Doris Rothauer, Bureau for Transfer


Reception to follow.



RSVP to: info@acfny.org or +1 (212) 319 5300


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Looking Ahead: 17 Museums x 17 SDGs Innovations in Austrian Museums


on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11 A.M. ET / 17:00 Vienna time

Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7-bf10W1TcyvXj6CjLp6Zg