Reducing Energy Consumption in the Care of Collections

Part of the Collections Care and Management Programme 2023

Led by Lorraine Finch via Zoom, this session will cover: Museums, libraries and archives need to reduce their energy consumption in response to the global climate crisis, the cost of energy and to fulfil local and national carbon reduction policies. Giving an overview of how energy reduction can be achieved in environmental control, exhibitions and collections care, the session will examine current and emerging practice for energy reduction, the carbon cost of common collections care activities and practical actions.

This series of workshops, developed collaboratively by MDY, MDNW and MDNE, have been designed to support you and other staff in your museum to achieve, maintain and improve Collections Care and Management practices and to meet Museum Accreditation requirements detailed in Section 2 of the ACE managed Museum Accreditation Standard.

We hope that you will choose to attend all 5 of the sessions in this programme, but this is not compulsory.

Workshop 1:  Policies, Plans and Procedures

This session will be delivered online via Zoom on 31 August, 10.30am to 12.30pm: an overview of policies, plans and procedures.

For more information and to book visit Policies, Plans and Procedures

Workshop 2: Collection Care Part 1

Choose an in-person session on either 13 September, 20 September or 24 October: an introduction to the museum environment; pest monitoring and control measures with a practical housekeeping session.

For more information and to book visit Collections Care Part 1

Workshop 3: Collections Care Part 2

Choose an in-person workshop on either 3, 10 or 24 October: environmental monitoring; environmental control methods; creating microclimates with a practical session.

For more information and to book visit Collections Care Part 2

Workshop 4: Labelling and Marking

Choose an in-person work shop on either 15, 21 or 22 November: an overview of Spectrum 5.0 primary procedure of labelling and marking; a chance to review your own procedures; a practical session of labelling and marking objects.

For more information and to book visit Labelling and Marking