First steps for Green Champions

Your museum wants to be greener and you have a list of changes you would like to make, but where do you begin? At the second of our Green Knowledge Cafes on Thursday 19th September at Coventry Transport Museum sustainanability communications specialists M4C will present the steps we need to take to make positive changes for a greener…

Green Museums Knowledge Cafe #2

Caring for Collections, Cutting Costs, Cherishing our Planet 19th September , 10-4pm Coventry Transport Museum You are invited to this open meeting and training session. The café is a mix of training, knowledge sharing, access to  expert information & meeting new partners. To start making change happen you probably need a Green Champions, sustainability communications specialist m4c, will…

Wrapping up warm for winter at Bishop’s Castle House on Crutches Museum

Many of our museums are housed in buildings that were never designed for that purpose. Listed buildings can provide wonderful, atmospheric locations for visitors to enjoy our rich collections and stories but can be very difficult to heat and insulate. Unsurprisingly, the eco-assessments and thermal imaging carried out for our Green Museums earlier this year…

How to go green and influence people

As the Green Museums begin to make improvements to reduce energy use, getting the workforce on board will be crucial to their success. Becky Harvey, Flying Collections Assistant for the West Midlands Museum Development Officers shares some of the tips gleaned from a workshop focussed on communication and motivating people to get involved .… As Flying Collections Assistant…

Brilliant Bugs, Terrific Trees and Super Shelters: Promoting the green agenda at Compton Verney

Arts Council England funding in 2012-13 enabled sixteen grants to be awarded to organisations through the Marches Network the money has already been put to good use by one of our Green Museums, Compton Verney. Compton Verney in Warwickshire has trialled Forest Schools in its extensive grounds.  A series of themes were developed:  Super Shelters, Terrific Trees…