Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice
About Sustainability in Museums
Why should museums take a stand? How can museums respond to climate emergency?
2022-25 Sustainability Working Group
The 2023-25 Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice working group consists of CIMAM Board members: Suzanne Cotter (Chair), Suhanya Raffel, Malgorzata Ludwisiak, Clara M. Kim, Kitty Scott, Leevi Happala, and Joselina Cruz.
Toolkit on Sustainability in the Museum Practice
The CIMAM toolkit aims to assist professionals in contemporary art museums to adopt sustainable practices in their institutions and personal work. It aims to facilitate the necessary changes to promote social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
Bizot's refreshed Green Protocol 2023
The refreshed 2023 version of the Bizot Green Protocol is a science-based guiding principles, climate control guidelines and a set of handbooks to accompany the protocol, offering scientific evidence, museum testimonials, and practical tools to facilitate its seamless adoption and implementation.
CIMAM's survey findings on climate, social and economic aspects of sustainability in museum practices
Thanks to the collaboration of the 88 professionals from all continents who took part in the survey launched in 2022, CIMAM has updated its Toolkit on Sustainable Museum Practices.
Uniting the visual arts sector in taking rapid, ambitious, and meaningful action on the climate and nature crisis.
22 September 2023. CIMAM joins Art Charter for Climate Action, an alliance committed to developing a charter that aligns the global art sector with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement.
CIMAM joins the Climate Heritage Network
CIMAM is proud to announce its membership in the CHN (Climate Heritage Network), a global platform of organizations committed to mobilizing arts, culture, and heritage to address climate change and support communities.
CIMAM joins the Getting Climate Control Under Control Declaration
CIMAM joins the Getting Climate Control Under Control Declaration, initiated by Tino Sehgal, ART 2030, and Ki Culture, to promote good museum practice that contributes to reducing carbon emissions from museums by 50% by 2030.
Toolkit on Sustainable Museum Practices: Latest updates
Clara Kim, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, and a member of the CIMAM Board and The Sustainability Working Group, highlights the availability of various resources for museum professionals to adopt more sustainable practices in museum management in the updated Toolkit on Sustainable Museum Practices by CIMAM.
CIMAM's workshop on Environmental Sustainability
This workshop provides an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, colleagues and allies who are championing new and innovative ways of responding to climate and ecological emergencies.
Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals
This guide is intended to help empower museums (small, large and of any kind, anywhere), museum workers, museum networks and their partners to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short).
"We can be so much more powerful if we act together, whatever our scale, or focus, or location. There simply is no time to lose"
We spoke with Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, CIMAM Board Member, and Chair of the CIMAM Sustainability and Ecology in Museum Practice working group which has led this project, to share her vision on the current situation of museums in terms of sustainability.