How can museums remain resilient in uncertain times? How can they thrive under changing economic, legislative and cultural conditions? Museum sustainability expert Rachel Madan covers new territory for any museum that is interested in becoming more sustainable. This is not a book about changing light bulbs - Sustainable Museums provides a system enabling you to start making changes that are both transformational and lasting. It will help you create a museum that is resilient, confident and secure in its sustainability approach. And as well as lots of advice, it provides a host of inspiring international case studies along the way.
Among the key topics covered in the book’s information-rich 380 pages are:
1 Developing a sustainability vision for your own museum
2 The importance of leadership – and achieving it at every level
3 Finding and bringing your sustainability team together
4 Undertaking your sustainability audit and discovering where you are
5 Determining where you want to get to
6 Developing a sustainability strategy for your museum
7 Setting and achieving critical targets and milestones
8 Developing the policies and plans which will support your strategy
9 Letting the world know – communicating your sustainability
10 Overcoming the inevitable implementation problems
11 Where do you go next?