Speaking at the Green Museums Summit
The new agency of a museum facilities manager is understanding the earth IS the ultimate reliquary. The modern Facilities/Building Manager is now tasked to recommend efficient practices, source equipment that harnesses renewable energy, and improve overall infrastructure in response to climate change in the (dare I say it) Anthropocene. Historically a museum building manager has never had a more integral responsibility. Self-evident considerations of collection conservation now require both short and long-term development of a facilities resiliency, efficiency and sustainability. Tasked like never before as front-line partners with museum leadership, curators, conservators, engineers, architects, local municipalities, and more, a museum’s building manager wears a new, very critical hat.