Upskilling for Sustainability

The SE Museum Facilities Managers Forum were successful in attracting Arts Council England and SEMD support for a programme of sustainability training and activity in 2020-21.

This Forum consists of staff, trustees and volunteers with responsibilities for Museum Building management. Anyone with a facilities management role in a SE Museum is welcome to take part in the project.  Please email to join the mailing list and receive details of forthcoming training events.

Project elements:

1. Expert-led training events x 6, covering Waste; Heat; Water; Visitor carbon footprint; Retro-fitting of historic buildings and use of traditional materials and skills; Creating sustainable interpretations / exhibitions.  Delivery via zoom in 2020 (26th June, 21st August and 30th October), and face-to-face in 2021  (dates and venues tbc).

2. Expert-led 1:1 mentoring for facilities managers at 4 museums to make sustainability improvements via action planning

3. Publication of a toolkit on sustainable approaches to museums’ facilities management.

Resources: this section of the website will be added to as resources from the project are developed

Sustainable approaches for Museum Waste.  Presentation from Workshop 1,  on 26th June 2020. Download slides here.

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