How to… make thermal curtains

Many of our green museums in the West Midlands are housed in historic buildings that are difficult to insulate and heat efficiently. One way to keep the draught out and make these buildings more efficient is with thermally lined curtains. The National Trust and Good Energy have created a five part video tutorial on making thermal…

Exquisite silhouettes from bird feathers

Intricate and fantastic, Chris Maynard’s feather-inspired pieces encourage us to take another look at one of nature’s most wonderful designs. Maynard, who was originally trained as an entomologist, professes to be “feather obsessed” and is an avid bird-watcher. He creates his dioramic works using feathers collected from zoos, nonprofit bird rescue organizations and private aviaries.…

How to stretch a tiny sustainability budget

Greener Museums operated from 2008 to 2012 as a sustainability company that served museums and the cultural sector. It worked with museums of all kinds and sizes, all over the world, to help accelerate progress towards sustainability. Today its website serves as an archive containing case studies, newsletters and resources. Here are just a few…