Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability. Reading list

8 September 2021

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Reading List

The papers and books listed below have been recommended for being powerful sources of inspiration.

Degrowth and Progress. Texts by Sara Buraya Boned, Cristina Cámara, Marta Echaves, Silvia Federici, Ida Hiršenfelder, Vladan Joler, Vincent Liegey, Monica Narula, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Corina Oprea, Paula Pin Lage, Ajda Pistotnik. Presenting works by: Rosa Barba, nora chipaumire and Ari Marcopoulos, Vladan Joler, Staš Kleindienst, Elizabeth LaPensée, Paula Pin Lage, Raqs Media Collective, Maja Smrekar, Andrés Tena (2021).

Plasticity of the Planet: On Environmental Challenge for Art and Its Institutions. Texts by Defne Ayas, Viviana Checchia, Grzegorz Czemiel, Daniel Falb, Cathy Fitzgerald, Mira Gakjina, Alexander Hope, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Jarosław Lubiak, Małgorzata Ludwisiak, Ewa Majewska, Catharine Malabou, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Małgorzata Sugiera, and Magdalena Ziółkowska (2019).

Resource Hungry. Our Cultured Landscape and its Ecological Impact. Texts by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Stuart Bannocks, Andrea Bowers, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Professor Roberto Feo & Rosario Hurtado, Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Joan Jonas, Stefan Kaegi, Jessica Morgan, Philippe Rahm, Lucy Raven Anneliek Sijbrandij et al. Edited by Jessica Morgan and Dorothea von Hantelmann (2020).

Life Cycle Assessments of Loans and Exhibitions: Three Case Studies at the Museum Fine Arts, Boston. Texts by Sarah Nunberg, Matthew J. Eckelman, and Pamela Hatchfield (2016). Journal of the American Institute for Conservation.

The carbon footprint of museum loans: a pilot study at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Texts by Simon Lambert & Jane Henderson (2011). Museum Management and Curatorship.

Museums on the Climate Journey. Essentials Guidebook 6 Tips to a Sustainable Management of a Museum. Text by We Are Museums.

Waste&Materials. Collections Care: Packing, Storage & Transport. A Step-By-Step Guide for Sustainable Action. Volume I. Texts by Ki Culture. This guide is intended to provide sustainability information to make the best possible decisions for your needs working in the cultural field.

Read prose and lyrics as well, not only hard facts to understand how serious the environmental crisis is:

Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1854).

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962).

Aniara by Harry Martinson (1956).

The Half-Finished Heaven by Tomas Tranströmer (Selected Poems 2001).

This toolkit produced thanks to the contributions of CIMAM Board members 2020–22, aims to help contemporary art museum professionals start implementing the necessary changes to become carbon neutral.

To view the complete toolkit document, visit: Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice