Museums and Sustainability in the UK Maurice Davies, Museums Association www.museumsassociation.org/sustainability
Meeting the needs of the present without compromising  the ability  of future generations to meet  their own needs
Museums enhance the quality of life of everyone,  both today and in the future Museums are in the sustainability business
Social Economic Environmental Triple-bottom line
Use better lighting  80% Encourage greener travel  80% Change staff behaviour  (“switch it off”)  70% Reuse and recycle,  ...
Use local, green and fair trade suppliers  75% Partnerships with local organisations  45% Consult and involve community  4...
Don’t do too much! Don’t work too hard! Bigger buildings, bigger collections, bigger audiences, bigger budgets OR… ‘Prospe...
Paradox:  Preserving collection can damage the planet! Energy and money needed by collection must reflect the public benef...
Becoming more sustainable Museums are ready to: Save energy –  Tate Modern;   Stockwood, Luton Get closer to communities –...
What will your museum be like in 2020 or 2030? What will it do?  What will it have in its collection? Where will it be? Wh...
To be more sustainable UK museums need: Investment in energy saving Plan for sustainable development not growth (triple-bo...
<ul><li>Common principles </li></ul><ul><li>Protect environment </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen relationships </li></ul><ul><li>I...
www.museumsassociation.org/sustainability
 
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Maurice Davies is adjunct directeur van de Britse museumvereniging en verantwoordelijk voor de duurzaamheidscampagne van de vereniging. Het afgelopen jaar heeft de museumvereniging hard gewerkt om musea bewust te maken van het belang van duurzaamheid en hoe daar vorm aan te geven. Aan de vormgeving van de campagne kan worden afgelezen dat men voor een opgewekte benadering heeft gekozen.

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Maurice Davies, Sustainability in the UK. The Museums Association campaign.

  1. 1. Museums and Sustainability in the UK Maurice Davies, Museums Association www.museumsassociation.org/sustainability
  2. 2. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
  3. 3. Museums enhance the quality of life of everyone, both today and in the future Museums are in the sustainability business
  4. 4. Social Economic Environmental Triple-bottom line
  5. 5. Use better lighting 80% Encourage greener travel 80% Change staff behaviour (“switch it off”) 70% Reuse and recycle, especially of display materials 60% Have flexible collections-care requirements and use air conditioning less 45%
  6. 6. Use local, green and fair trade suppliers 75% Partnerships with local organisations 45% Consult and involve community 45% Offer local training and skill sharing 30% Offering high quality volunteering 25% Be at heart of local community 25% Diversify workforce and volunteers 25%
  7. 7. Don’t do too much! Don’t work too hard! Bigger buildings, bigger collections, bigger audiences, bigger budgets OR… ‘Prosperity without growth’ Stop expanding: quality and deeper relationships more important than quantity
  8. 8. Paradox: Preserving collection can damage the planet! Energy and money needed by collection must reflect the public benefits of the collection Collections need to be used enough now An asset to the future, not a burden Actively researched, displayed, shared … smaller?
  9. 9. Becoming more sustainable Museums are ready to: Save energy – Tate Modern; Stockwood, Luton Get closer to communities – Museum of East Anglian Life BUT Need to think much more about their purpose
  10. 10. What will your museum be like in 2020 or 2030? What will it do? What will it have in its collection? Where will it be? Who will use it?
  11. 11. To be more sustainable UK museums need: Investment in energy saving Plan for sustainable development not growth (triple-bottom line: planet and people) Work with other organisations Think much more about the future
  12. 12. <ul><li>Common principles </li></ul><ul><li>Protect environment </li></ul><ul><li>Deepen relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Improve what we pass on to the future </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to social and economic progress </li></ul><ul><li>Look after staff </li></ul><ul><li>Plan long-term </li></ul><ul><li>Work together </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse answers </li></ul>
  13. 13. www.museumsassociation.org/sustainability

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