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The mission of the National Museum of the American Indian, in partnership with Native peoples and their allies, is to foster a richer shared human experience through an understanding of …

A pivotal moment: the Natural History Museum at COP26 and beyond

London's Natural History Museum is on a new mission to create advocates for the planet. Recently, leaders, activists, and decision-makers from around the world convened in Glasgow for …

Natural History Museum sets science-based carbon reduction target

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has become the world's first museum to set a science-based carbon reduction target, developed in line with the Paris Agreement, an international treaty …

Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow

The United Nations (UN) Climate Week provides a platform for organizations which include museums and cultural institutions to come together to discuss how an understanding on environmental …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

In an age of worsening fires and floods, museums are reinventing themselves — and their mechanical rooms

The California Indian Museum is one of 79 institutions across the country that have received grants from the new Frankenthaler Climate Initiative — named for the abstract expressionist …

Frankenthaler Foundation Energy Project Is Giving Museums $10 Million

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, named for the American abstract expressionist painter, announced on Wednesday that it had committed $10 million to the Frankenthaler Climate …

Microclimates: A Greener Future for Collection Care

There are many options available for museums to address climate action and become more sustainable, but recent work at two institutions has highlighted the value in one particular method: …

The Peabody Essex Museum’s Climate + Environment Initiative Seeks to Create a Different Climate Future

As the director of an interactive art and nature space, I’ve included climate change as a topic in many shows and programs over the years. But until recently, I had convinced myself that …

The Key to Conservation

Three zoos and aquariums are designing environmental empathy into …

AAM’s Environment and Climate Network Announces Six Sustainability Excellence Awards

For immediate release Arlington, VA—In a uniquely challenging year, six museums have been recognized by the American Alliance of Museums’ Environment and Climate Network as exemplars in the …

Endowments: Considering Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Factors

Endowments are unique to institutions including museums.  And today, museums are no longer limited to achieving missions through programming alone. Increasingly, investment committees look …
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In the Pandemic a New Museum Charter School is Born

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Over the past two years, the pandemic has prompted museums to experiment with new products and services to meet the needs of their communities. Some of these experiments have turned out to …

Three Ways Epson Moverio Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Can Enhance Visitor Experiences at Museums

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As visitors are beginning to return to museums after more than a year of keeping their distance, museums may still be faced with challenges to drawing in attendees. Even prior to 2020, many …

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