November 4, 2016

SEFM held a successful event at at Manchester Museum this October.

Manchester Museum and sustainable exhibitions funding, Director Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then he has focused its mission...

April 26, 2016

The AHRC's new research publication features insights from Julie's Bicycle's Cultural Value and Environmental Sustainability dialogue.



A new report by Professor Geoffrey Crossick and Dr Patrycja Kaszynska presents how we think about the value of the arts 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:



December 8, 2015

Our Story


TESS Demountable was established in the last millennium with the aim of providing a range of demountable museum showcases with the same levels of security, aesthetics and performance characteristics as permanent gallery cases.


Unlike permanent galler...

July 22, 2015


The Sustainable Exhibitions for Museums group held a successful meeting on Tuesday 30th June at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Sustainability tour of ‘What is Luxury’ exhibition

Vanessa Baldwin (see photo below), Exhibitions Assistant at the V&A too...

July 20, 2015

SEFM member Jasmine Fenn's 2012 Masters thesis explores environmentally sustainable practices and procedures aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of museums and galleries. Jasmine is Curatorial Assistant in the Exhibitions Department at the Royal Academy of...

July 20, 2015

SEFM are pleased to announce support for the Fit for the Future network.


Fit for the Future is a solution-based network for organisation that want to reduce energy bills and better manage environmental impacts. They work through sharing and collaboration, whic...

May 27, 2015

The Museums Association are holding a one-day conference on creating sustainable participation within museums. It will take place on 16 June at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff.


The conference will include case studies, presentations and practical session...

May 13, 2015

An interview with Aaron Matthews, Industry Sustainability Manager at BAFTA



Tell us about your role at BAFTA. What are your responsibilities? When was your post created?


My role is to support a group of broadcaster and production companies in their desire to l...

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