Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery goes green

We are looking forward to hearing how Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is progressing with its lighting project at the second Green Knowledge Cafe on 19th September 2013 at Coventry Transport Museum

Earlier this year the museum was celebrating after receiving a grant of £2,000 from the Marches Network’s annual Museum Development Grants (2013-14), funded by Arts Council England.

The money will help the museum to install LED lighting.  Changing to LED lighting will reduce the facility’s energy bills and help to reduce its carbon footprint.  The reduction in cost is estimated to be around £4,000 per year.  The museum is part of the Reducing Bills: Greening Museums programme and received an eco-assessment from Northfield Eco Centre earlier this year.

The funding, which is distributed through the Marches Network, is open to Accredited museums in the West Midlands.  Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery achieved Accreditation in February 2013.

“It is great to see that the museum has not only been recognised for the standard of its work but that this has led to receiving a grant. This money will enable the museum to keep providing an excellent service to local people in a way which is cost effective and reduces its impact on the environment.”

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts and Leisure, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

To book your place at the Green Knowledge Cafe go to https://greenmuseums2.eventbrite.co.uk/

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