The time is now: Climate awareness in museums is a must

CIMAM’s toolkit offers strategies and resources for museums to reduce their carbon footprint.

With the rise of climate strikes globally and questions directed at museum accepting sponsorship by companies perceived with negative environmental costs, climate awareness is an aspect that museums and cultural institutions can no longer ignore. 

To help cultural institutions find the path to climate neutrality, the International Committee for Museum and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) released the Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability in the Museum Practice, based upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.