Toolkit on Sustainability in the Museum Practice
About this Toolkit
The Toolkit was launched in May 2021 and updated in December 2023. It offers museums resources, tools, guidelines, and examples to promote sustainable change towards equity, inclusion, diversity, justice, environmental respect, and sustainable economic growth. At CIMAM, we acknowledge the urgency of the climate and ecological crisis and are dedicated to working towards sustainability as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030.
(1) Examples of Immediate Actions
This section collates a series of actions and solutions that are currently being implemented in the museums and curatorial projects of CIMAM members and the professionals who took part in the survey conducted by CIMAM in 2022.
(2) Action Plans, Guidelines and Protocols
Almost everything can be reinvented, and looking at successful guidelines and examples will give you the confidence to take the pledge and make the necessary changes in your institution.
(3) Carbon Footprint Calculators and Certificates
Knowing your current carbon print is the best way to help you set clear goals and a strategy to become carbon neutral.
(4) Sustainability Consultants
Some of these consultants are focused on cultural organizations, and those who are not been recommended by the members of the CIMAM Board.
(5) Inspiring Projects, Platforms, and Resources
There are many organizations working to foster the necessary changes to protect the environment. We have included here those platforms focused on museums and curatorial projects that contribute to raising awareness in society.
(6) Reading List
The papers and books listed in this section have been recommended for being powerful sources of inspiration.
(7) Climate Control and Conservation in Museums
Here you will find guidelines and plans by museums and galleries looking for ways to reduce their operating expenses and carbon footprint and improve their long-term sustainability by using appropriate technologies, products, and systems.