The Fourth World Tsunami Museum Conference 2022
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai City, Japan
14:00 – 17:30 (JST)
Building on the three previous World Tsunami Museum Conferences, the Fourth World Tsunami Museum Conference (WTMC4) will be held at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Sendai City, Japan with a focus on “Roles of Youth and Tsunami Museums for resilience of societies” on 15 December 2022.
Tsunami museums and other disaster related museums have been established around the world, preserving images of tsunami and disaster damage and records of measures taken. It is important to pass on these records kept in tsunami and disaster museums to the next generation, to share these experiences and lessons learned with the world, and to prepare against future tsunamis and other types of natural hazards, which may strike at any moment. Thus, the World Tsunami Museum Conference was initiated by the UNDRR receiving financial and substantive support from the Government of Japan. The objectives of the WTMC is to share and discuss experiences, good practices and lessons learned among existing disaster-related museums as well as to foster an international network of disaster museums to learn from each other.
WTMC4 will be held in a hybrid modality allowing both in-person participants and online participants to join. The conference will be attended by members of disaster related museums, exhibition facilities, and relevant educational facilities, students and teachers around the world, officials from local governments around the world and other disaster risk reduction stakeholders.
WTMC4 is organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Kobe Office, IRIDeS Tohoku University, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan while working closely with the Japanese Association for Museums, Japan National Committee for International Council of Museums.