Sustainability practice

Museum Practice has produced a range of articles and guidance about sustainability and museums.

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Maurice Davies looks at carbon footprinting

David Martin looks at ways of controlling the museum environment and reducing energy use

Most museums are unsustainable says James Bradburne

Flemmich Webb investigates steps that museums are taking to meet the 'green' building standards

David Martin introduces a Museum Practice special on greening museums

May Cassar introduces a Museum Practice special on sustainability

There is plenty of scope for reducing museums' lighting energy use


Temporary exhibitions can be hugely wasteful environmentally. But careful use of more recycled, and recyclable, materials means they can be truly sustainable. David Martin shows how