Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice
About this Toolkit
Launched May 2021. Latest update: January 2023. This Toolkit includes the resources, tools, guides, and examples to reduce museums’ carbon footprint in the short, medium, and long term. CIMAM encourages its members to commit to implementing the necessary changes for achieving climate neutrality according to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
(1) Examples of Immediate Actions
This section collates a series of actions and solutions that are currently being implemented in the museums and curatorial projects of CIMAM Board members 2020–25.
(2) Sustainability Action Plans by Museums
Almost everything can be reinvented, and looking at successful examples will give you the confidence to take the pledge and make the necessary changes in your institution.
(3) Carbon Footprint Calculators and Certificates
Knowing your current carbon print is the best way to help you set clear goals and a strategy to become carbon neutral.
(4) Sustainability Consultants
Some of these consultants are focused on cultural organizations, and those who are not been recommended by the members of the CIMAM Board.
(5) Inspiring Projects, Platforms, and Resources
There are many organizations working to foster the necessary changes to protect the environment. We have included here those platforms focused on museums and curatorial projects that contribute to raising awareness in society.
(6) Reading List
The papers and books listed in this section have been recommended for being powerful sources of inspiration.