Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Online Event

This session will introduce the concept of environmental responsibility and sustainability, current challenges and examples of excellence.

Facilitators/Trainers: Eve Andreski Our Team — Spencer & Fry (spencerandfry.co.uk)

What will be covered?

Responsibility for collections and their communities involves a wider responsibility towards the environment. The government’s decarbonisation policy aims for all sectors to be net zero by 2050. Some museums plan to be carbon neutral much sooner. How can collections care support this target?

This session will introduce the concept of environmental responsibility and sustainability, current challenges and examples of excellence. It will identify examples of environmental impact in collections care, and how these can be mitigated.

Who should attend?

Any person working/volunteering in a museum/heritage location involved in hands on collection care, and those involved in collections care decision making such as ordering of materials, and those responsible for their museum’s environmental policies or action plans.

Approximate session timetable:


  • What is sustainability in collections care? The three Es.
  • Environmental impacts in collections care
  • Examples of environmental responsibility

Making a plan

  • Identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Considerations (budget, effectiveness, availability)

Implementing sustainable decisions in collections care

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased awareness of environmental impacts relating to the process of collections care
  • Increased knowledge of how to lessen this impact, and implement it to collections care decision making

Support towards Museum Accreditation:

Relevant accreditation section:

  • 2.2 Sustainability
  • 4.1 Taking responsibility for collections
  • 6.2 Collections care and conservation plan

More details will be sent out the week before the event.

Please note, tickets are for organisations located in the East of England* and registered within the Arts Council Accreditation Scheme. If your museum is not within these scheme and you wish to attend the training session, please email us first.*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 which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.
  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE 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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