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 Arts.
Jasmine makes a clear connection between the reduction of carbon emissions to that of the operating costs. Museums and galleries in the UK are shown to be some of the best for incorporating environmental sustainable practices into their culture. Jasmine compares organisations in the UK with those in Canada to explore how sustainable methods can be transferred.
'Since they have significant control and influence over the institution's collection and exhibition schedule, the curator and exhibition team have the ability to create more sustainable practices and procedures for future generations of visitors.'
'The future of museums, and of those who work in them, is closely aligned with the future of the society or cultures in which they exist' - Jane Glaser
An interesting and informative read for SEFM members interested in 'eco-exhibiting'.
You can read her full thesis here.