Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice
About Sustainability in Museums
Why should museums take a stand? How can museums respond to climate emergency?
"We can be so much more powerful if we act together, whatever our scale, or focus, or location. There simply is no time to lose"
We spoke with Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, CIMAM Board Member, and Chair of the CIMAM Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice working group which has led this project, to share her vision on the current situation of museums in terms of sustainability.
Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice
This CIMAM toolkit aims to help contemporary art museum professionals to start implementing in their institutions and as individuals, the necessary changes to become carbon neutral.
CIMAM's workshop on Environmental Sustainability
This workshop provides an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, colleagues and allies who are championing new and innovative ways of responding to climate and ecological emergencies.
Bizot Green Protocol
Museums need to find ways to reconcile the desirability of long-term preservation of collections with the need to reduce energy use.
ICOM Working Group on Sustainability
Watch the video: Curating Sustainable Futures Through Museums. ICOM General Meeting, Kyoto September 2019.
Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals
This guide is intended to help empower museums (small, large and of any kind, anywhere), museum workers, museum networks and their partners to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short).
Climate of change
An article by Julie Decker, from a special issue on ‘Museums and Climate Action’ published as Volume 35, Issue #6 of the journal Museum Management and Curatorship.
2020-22 Sustainability Working Group
The 2020–22 Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice group consists of seven CIMAM board members: Frances Morris (Chair), Suhanya Raffel, Suzanne Cotter, Mami Kataoka, Malgorzata Ludwisiak, Ann-Sofi Noring, Victoria Noorthoorn, and Rhana Devenport.