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Greening the museum: A never ending circle

Museums are increasingly aware of the role they have to play in tackling the climate emergency, but the sector has a large carbon footprint with museums...

Museums and the art of environmental sustainability

It’s no longer enough for museums to simply serve as monuments to preservation — they must now focus on conservation, as well. As climate change...

Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

The Gallery of Ecological Art (formerly China gallery) at the British Museum of Decolonised Nature. Image courtesy John Zhang and Studio JZ, Author provided Colin...

Museums and sustainable development goals

In 2000, the United Nations developed eight humanitarian goals known as the MDGs, or millennium development goals. Communities, organisations and institutions took up their share...

10 Ways Museums Can Be More Sustainable

The health of our planet is one of the defining issues of the age, and cultural institutions have their own part to play. The drive...

London’s Design Museum Uses Snapchat to Show Impact of Climate Crisis

The Design Museum in Kensington has launched a virtual experience that it hopes will bring the consequences of extreme climate change to Londoners and other...

The human impact on the Amazon: creating a museum exhibition for COP26

For Those Who Are to Come is an exhibition to be presented at COP26 that will show the human side of the Amazon and also...

Talking Green Museums with Nick Merriman

Filmed at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in September 2020 Jim Richardson: So welcome back to MuseumNext Disrupt. Today, I’m at the Horniman Museum Gardens...

Prado Museum Transforms Masterpieces to Illustrate Climate Change

The Prado Museum in Madrid has joined forces with the best-known conservation group on the planet, the WWF, to raise awareness about the negative impacts...

Climate Change Activists Bring Trojan Horse to British Museum

Activists who want to highlight the issue of climate change have taken their own version of the famous Trojan Horse to the British Museum. The...

Australian Museums Call For Action on Climate Change

Some of the best-known natural history museums and similar institutions in Australia have called on the government to take more action in the country in...

Horniman Museum and Gardens announces Climate and Ecology Manifesto

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in London announced today a Manifesto outlining its platform for action and the steps it will take to mitigate against...

Climate Change – Can Changing the Way Museums do Business, Change the World?

Climate change is an existential issue and the public cares deeply about it. Teens like Greta Thunberg are taking to the streets, the seas, and...

Instagram friendly pop-up museum opens in New York to highlight the issue of plastic in our oceans

The Museum of Plastic is the latest Instagram friendly pop up to open in the United States, following in the footsteps of the Museum of...

How Can Museums Support the Youth Climate Strike?

The School Strike For Climate is an international movement of students, drawing attention to the lack of action from politicians on the issue of climate...

Film: Museum develops game to inspire action around climate change

Becky Menlove Associate Director for Visitor Experience, Natural History Museum of Utah James Allsopp Head of Design, Preloaded Find out what happened when the Natural...