E.1 Who are we? – Douglas Worts

Douglas Worts

Douglas Worts

Douglas Worts is a culture & sustainability specialist, living in Toronto, Canada. As a freelance consultant, Doug brings greater awareness of the central role that culture plays in fostering a ‘culture of sustainability’.

From 1982 until September of 2007, Doug worked as an interpretive planner for the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he was involved with the public dimension of the museum’s activities. Specifically, his work included exhibition development, preparing interpretive policies and strategies, facilitating community consultation and carrying out audience research projects. For the past 25 years, Doug has published and spoken extensively on a wide range of museological topics related to public engagement and museum accountability. From 1992 to 1997, he taught a graduate course in museum education at the University of Toronto.  His research and writing over the past ten years has been focused on the cultural roots of our increasingly unsustainable society.

Personal Website: <www.douglasworts.org>

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