Summer School LDE Museums and the SDG's

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Leiden, Rotterdam, The Hague

In 2015 all UN Member States adopted 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
as a general call to action to protect our planet, end poverty and improve everybody’s lives. By 
2030 these goals must have been met. By now it has become clear that we all need to double 
our efforts to achieve these SDGs. 

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development contributes to the discussion by offering a unique Summer School in which the participants will see how a number of SDGs are taken up by internationally renowned Dutch museums in Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam, and The Hague. This means that our participants will have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to these museums, engage with their professionals, and be inspired on how we all can contribute towards the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The UN defines Sustainable Development as follows: development that meets the needs of the 
present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In our 
Summer School we will focus on five SDGs and the challenges they present to our museums: 

  • Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3)
  • Education (SDG 4) 
  • Gender Equality (SDG 5) 
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) . 
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions (SDG 16) 

Every museum will present its focus on a specific SDG as a case study that will be accompanied 
by tours of the museum and its collections, presentations by professionals and ample time for 

The Summer School is organised from Leiden, from where we will travel to Delft, The Hague and 

The course fee includes, aside from the programme, coffee and tea, lunches, and a welcome dinner. 

Program and course fees will be determined any day soon. 

We have room for a maximum of 30 participants