Caitlin Southwick (USA/NLD)

Founder of Ki Culture, expert on conservation


Caitlin is the founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture, a global non-profit organization, and Sustainability in Conservation (SiC).


She holds a Professional Doctorate in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the University of Amsterdam. Before founding Ki Culture, Caitlin worked in the conservation field for eight years in museums and sites around the world, including the Vatican Museums, The Getty Conservation Institute, The Uffizi Gallery, and Rapa Nui. She is the Secretary of the Working Group on Sustainability for the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and a Climate Reality Leader for the Climate Reality Project.
Ki Culture is dedicated to creating actionable steps to make culture heritage a leader towards a sustainable future. They are committed to the integration of sustainability into culture by making the cultural sector sustainable environmentally, socially, and economically, and use culture to educate communities and the general public on sustainability.