SEFM June Meeting at V&A

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 took us on a tour of the exhibition highlighting the sustainable elements of the production.

This included reusing glass an perspex from previous exhibitions for display cases, offering up linths to contractors at the end of display, using projectors and screens from managed stock, staggering the printing sessions of the Fomo printer, reusing a vending machine for the DNA display.

The timings for the production were 2 weeks for build, 2 weeks for object install and 1 week and 5 days for object deinstall.



Sustainability in the V&A’s Exhibitions

Zoe Louizos, Exhibitions Manager at the V&A spoke about sustainability in the V&A's ex​hibitions. You can see her powerpoint slides here.


Environmental Impact and Initiatives

Jonathan Horner, Environmental Consultant and Aleksandra Bak, Energy Manager (Cofely) (see photos below) at the V&A spoke to about the V&A's environmental impact and initiatives. You can find Jonathan's powerpoints slides here and Aleksandra's here.




















Exhibition Road Project

Hailee Kukura (see photo below), Project Administrator at the V&A gave a fascinating presentation on the V&A's Exhibitions Road project. You can find Hailee's powerpoint slides here.



The Lightbox: Happy Museum and ‘Waste Not…’ exhibition

Rib Davis (see photo below), Special Projects Manager at The Lightbox spoke to us about the Happy Museum project and their 'Waste Now...' exhibition. You can find his powerpoint slides here and the press release for the exhibition here.


V&A Mannequin Management

Keira Miller, Costume Mounting Specialist at the V&A gave a wonderful talk about the V&A's reformed mannequin management system (see photo below). It was great to hear how all of the V&A's departments are working together to share and reuse stock. Keira then took us in small groups for a tour around the mannequin store.




Thank you to all of the speakers and to everyone who came to the meeting. We hope that you enjoyed the gathering and found the presentations and discussions useful.


The next meeting will be at Tate Britain on 22nd September - Details TBC


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