Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Ely Museum

In person training day on starting to make your museum more sustainable

Trainer: Lorraine Finch

Lorraine is founder and director of LFCP, which is accelerating the cultural heritage sector’s climate and environmental actions through research, knowledge sharing and resource creation.
Lorraine advocates on the international stage for sustainability in cultural heritage participating in conferences, leading workshops and training and collaborating with leaders in the field in the USA and Europe.
Lorraine is founder and Chair of the Institute of Conservation’s Sustainability Network. In recognition, she was presented with a David Middleton Sustainability Award. Lorraine is a Director of Climate Museum UK and an accredited conservator of archives, photographs, film and sound.

Suitable for: Anyone working or volunteering in museums in the East of England with an interest in working more sustainably.

About the session: An interactive and practical training day in two parts.

Part One

Will focus on what you can do immediately, for low or no cost, to work more sustainably and reduce the impact of your museum on the climate and environment.

Part Two

An exploration of the materials used for collections care and storage. We will challenge assumptions and common preservation actions by examining current collections care practices. We will explore the carbon footprint of storage materials. Practical actions to reduce waste will be discussed.

At the end of our hands-on training day you will have:

  • Real life examples from other museums of low cost/no cost actions and waste reduction initiatives
  • A variety of steps that you can put into place straight away
  • An understanding of the carbon footprint of materials used for collections care
  • Tools and resources to help you on your sustainability journey

This session has been funded by Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

Ely Museum is a five-minute walk from Ely Market and Ely Cathedral and a twenty-minute walk from the train station. The museum entrance is directly opposite the main bus stops in central Ely. If you would like to car share to this event, please email the SHARE team on sharemuseumseast@museums.norfolk.gov.uk to see if this is possible.

Refreshments will be provided but in the interests of sustainability please bring your own lunch, there will be time to leave the museum and pick up food.

Please note, if you are unable to attend and do not notify SHARE there will be a late cancellation fee of £50. If you do need to cancel your booking, please provide us with 3 working days’ notice so we can offer the place to someone else.

Please note, these tickets are for museums located in the East of England*. Museums do not need to be registered within the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme, but attendees should not be from a private collection.

*Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

If you have any further questions, you may find them answered on our FAQs page.

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programmes conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

That you are from an East of England museum.

It is a condition of receiving this ACE/NLHF funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.

By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.

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