Among the key topics covered in the book’s information-rich 380 pages are:
A Short History of Sustainability
Developing a Foundation for Leadership
Get Your Team Together
Assess Your Impact
Developing a Sustainability Strategy
Targets and Milestones
Developing Policies and Plans
Sustainable Museums provides solid foundational information for greening museums. It is a mix of the author’s work and a solid list of contributed cases from museums, trusts and agencies in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Denmark and Kenya.
Madan’s suggestions on developing vision, identifying barriers and ‘drivers for change’, and creating strategic communication methods and sustainability steering groups, caught my eye. I particularly like that in her suggestions, as well as the case studies, that there is very little green ‘bling’ and very much an emphasis on efficiencies, collaboration, and sound baseline information.
Among the cases’ great stories I found many valuable snippets I’d hope the field could emulate. They were a pleasure to read, and a shot of inspiration. Some days I feel I am banging my head against the wall, and others I feel at least I’m not doing it alone!
Sarah Brophy, Sustainable Museums Blog
Title: Sustainable Museums: Strategies for the 21st Century
Author: Rachel Madan
Size: 216 x 140mm
Editions: £44.95 [paperback], £89.95 [hardback]
ISBN: 978-1-907697-09-8 [paperback]
ISBN: 978-1-907697-10-4 [hardback]