Museums have a strong track record of acting on climate change, with pioneering research, conferences, networks and practical projects at a regional and national level through Renaissance Hubs in recent years.
Key publications include:
Guidelines on carbon reduction for museums, including interim guidelines to relax humidity and temperature conditions for hygroscopic materials (canvas, textiles, ethnographic etc), excluding more sensitive objects (2009).
A major new research project underway since September 2011, conducted with University College London's Centre for Sustainable Heritage, into the efficiency, responsiveness and resilience of The National Archives' main site at Kew.
Launched a sustainability campaign following consultation and conference in 2008/09 and a sustainability session at the 2010 conference.
Also developed a 'green museums step by step guide' used as a resource in the Renaissance regional initiatives:
Project to investigate how museums can respond to challenge of making a more sustainable future. Currently active and being run by Lucy Neal and Hilary Jennings.