May 19, 2017

Do we need to refocus our understanding of 'sustainability'? Has our understanding of it become 'muddled by political and economic ideologies of growth'? Is digitisation hampering green thinking? How can museums exhibit displays around environmental causes and...

March 24, 2016


SEFM encouraged more UK museums to get involved in Earth Hour this year.


We were delighted that so many museums supported the campaign by turning their lights off for one hour between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 19th March. What is fantastic to hear is that all o...

March 22, 2016

SEFM co-hosted a sustainability-themed Museum Hour yesterday evening with Museum Freecycle. We put together a selection of our favourite responses, discussions and resources that were shared:



January 14, 2016

The Happy Museum Project and their partner, Manchester Museum, have launched a programme of three one day workshops. These are designed for museum practitioners who are focusing on sustainability and wellbeing in their practice.


Ethics (and Values): The Only W...

December 18, 2015

The Barbican hosted a successful SEFM meeting on Monday 14th December. We started off with networking and refreshments then moved on to welcoming the attendees.



Barbican and Sustainability

Exhibition Organiser, Ulrika Danielsson (see photo below), talked us th...

November 12, 2015

SEFM enjoyed attending the Culture and Sustainability event organised by Julie's Bicycle at The Tetley, an incredible venue,  operated by Project Space Leeds, on 11th November 2015.

After a warm welcome, some networking and refreshments, we were introduced to...

October 2, 2015


The Museum Facilities Managers Forum is a peer-to-peer learning group exclusively for facilities managers of museums and galleries to:

  • Share experiences of energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, security, maintenance and other facilities management...

October 2, 2015

 Arts Council England has published new research into the economic resilience of local authority museums.


The independent report by TBR explores the challenges faced by museums across England following reductions to local authority funding. It highlights the s...

October 2, 2015

A Tale of Two Cities Artists' Sharing Event @ The Whitworth on Tuesday 13th October


A fortnight today, Landlife is holding an Artists’ Sharing event at the Whitworth Art Gallery.  


As artists, curators, arts funders, collaborators and activists, YOU ARE INVITE...

September 25, 2015


SEFM held a successful meeting at Tate Britain on Tuesday 22 September. We had a great turnout, some wonderful speakers, and some great discussions.


Vassia Paloumbi, Energy and Environmental Manager, Tate

Vassia (see above photo) talked us through the sustaina...

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