CIMAM Toolkit on Sustainable Museum Practices: Latest Update

13 February 2024

February Toolkit uodate

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote sustainability in the cultural sector, CIMAM shares the February updates of its Toolkit for Sustainable Museum Practice.

Inspiring Projects, Platforms and Resources

Access Toolkit for Artworkers, created by Caroyln Lazard, Sins Invalid, Unlimited, Leah Clements, Alice Hattrick and Lizzy Rose, following a Disability Justice approach and Talila A Lewis’s definition of ableism in Accessibility In the Arts: A Promise and a Practice. It is supported by Arts Council England and field:arts. This is a practical resource for artworkers, such as curators, producers and arts administrators working independently or in galleries, museums and arts organisations. This toolkit contains practical information on how to plan, produce, and exhibit accessible art projects including information on access riders, financial planning, slow production, display, and creating an accessible workplace.

Circular Arts Network (CAN) is a circular economy tool created to support the arts in combat the climate emergency. It gives you access to the materials you need for your creative projects by providing a place where materials and resources can be exchanged. CAN stands for Circular Arts Network, it’s an online platform that supports a circular economy within the arts.

Reading List:

Creating sustainable exhibitions at the Design Museum:

Article published at Blooloop on 8th February 2024 by Lalla Merlin on how the museum is measuring its carbon impact and changing the way the sector thinks about temporary exhibits.

Action Plans, Guidelines and Protocols

Ethical Fundraising Strategy by GCC:

All funding that GCC receives will be used to continue this work without compromising its values. GCC recognises that in order to protect its reputation and maintain its independence, it needs to evaluate and assess all sources of income and support. This document gives an overview of GCC's fundraising strategy and its policies relating to ethical financial support.

ACMI Museum of Screen Image Disability & Inclusion Action Plan 2023–2025:

This plan outlines the ambitious but vital steps the museum is taking on its journey to becoming a much more widely accessible museum. Importantly, these actions have been developed in consultation with Deaf and disabled artists and advocates, including their colleagues at Arts Access Victoria, and they build on the achievements of their previous 2019-2022 Disability & Inclusion Action Plan.

Please send your contributions to info@cimam.org. With your valuable insights, we'll be delighted to expand our Toolkit for Environmental Museum Practices.

Thank you for your ongoing dedication to sustainable practices in the arts.