What do museums and sustainability have to do with each other? Over the past three months I have been showing the children of Cambridge exactly that.
Sustainability is a surprisingly complex term and if you ask most 8 year olds, they would probably tell you it had something to do with the environment. Part of this project was to introduce the idea that sustainability is actually all about protecting things and making them last longer.
When asked what a museum is, there will always be one child who says ‘it’s where old stuff is kept’. Whilst technically true, museums are much more. Museums are protectors. We protect precious objects and specimens, we protect cultures and their history, and we even protect the environment….
Read more here: Sustainable Superheroes Schools Project.