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KLIMA_X – an Exhibition on Communicating the Climate Crisis

  Katja Weber, founder of freelance network, Reflekt, shares the work that she has undertaken with KLIMA_X – an exhibition about communicating the climate crisis...

Engaging audiences and applying an Eco Lens with Climate Museum UK

Founder of Climate Museum UK, Bridget McKenzie, outlines how this new organisation is working to build skills and engage audiences with environmental issues. Climate Museum...

Creating Environmental Narratives At The Museum of English Rural Life

Isabel Hughes, Associate Director and Head of Curatorial and Public Engagement at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), shares how the organisation is bringing...

Climate-Focused Culture: Fostering Climate-Empowered Workforces

Caroline Johnson, Head of Projects and Facilities at Hampshire Cultural Trust, shares how the organisation’s efforts to increase climate literacy have created a movement for...

The Climate Toolkit: Bringing Museums Together For A Greener Future

Richard Piacentini, President and CEO for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, shares how his institution’s Climate Toolkit is reimagining the way museums address climate change....

Creating An Empowering Environmental Learning Programme For A Museum

Ben Earle, Learning and Engagement Officer (Environment) at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, shares how his museum is facilitating positive conversations around climate change. In a...

Course correcting with the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Bob Perry, Executive Director of the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, shares how the cultural hotspot is turning a critical eye on US...

Making Digital Sustainability A Priority For Museums

  James Coleman, Managing Director of Supercool, shares how he and his team have worked to bring digital carbon footprints into the spotlight as part...

Museums mark Earth Day with digital artwork inspired by animals in museum collections

On Saturday 22nd April 2023, “The Wild Escape” will be unveiled to celebrate Earth Day – an initiative that has been developed through the partnership...

How Are Museums Reducing Waste And Working Towards Net Zero?

Bruno Maquart, Chairman and CEO of Universcience in France, explains to MuseumNext how a keen focus on reuse and recycling is helping to reduce carbon...

Talking Museums And The Climate Crisis With Jake Barton Of Local Projects

A respected and recognised figure in the museum world, Jake Barton has built a reputation for creating ground-breaking museums and public spaces at his experience...

Engaging Museum Visitors With “Nature. And Us?” At Stapferhaus

As a member of the curation team at Stapferhaus in Lenzburg, Lisa Gnirss has been heavily involved in her museum’s efforts to engage visitors in...

Culture, Activism And The Big Frikin’ Wall: In Conversation With Michael Peter Edson

As a former Director of Web and New Media Strategy for the Smithsonian Institution and co-founder of the Museum of the United Nations – UN...

How To Design Museum Exhibitions With A Lower Environmental Impact

MuseumNext invited the Design Museum’s Head of Exhibitions and Environmental Impact Lead, Elise Foster Vander Elst, and Alexie Sommer of the URGE Collective to share...

Jeanine Aalfs On Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Merchandise For Museum Shops

As museums and galleries around the globe place more emphasis on sustainability and green initiatives, their shops have a responsibility to reflect those same changing...

How Can Museums Become 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. But how...

Jessica Hall On Developing A Sustainability Strategy For A Science Museum

As Canada’s second largest science centre and a global leader in science communication, Science North has an important role to play in driving environmental sustainability....

UK Museums Come Together To Shine A Light On The Threat To The Natural Environment

Today sees the launch of The Wild Escape, a new collaboration between 500 UK museums and artists designed to inspire hundreds of thousands of primary...

Sustainability Actions At Miraikan As Exhibits Or Science Communication Activities

Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, ranks sustainability as one of its most important themes to guide activity and outreach programmes. This...

How To Reduce Your Museum’s Carbon Footprint

The day I took those Friends of the Earth leaflets into school, filled with concern over pollution and environmental destruction, is still etched on my...

What Can Museums Do In Practice To Become More Sustainable?

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...

How Can A Museum Develop A Sustainability Strategies for Exhibitions?

Maintaining and looking after museum exhibitions can have a measurable effect on an institution’s environmental impact. With one eye on the future and an appreciation...

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...

The Negative Environmental Impact of Marine Life in Museums

To address the urgency of our climate crisis, exhibitions highlighting destructive environmental actions –particularly ocean plastic consumption – have become increasingly popular. In an effort...