We’re just getting started here. We’re hoping to build a library of stories and case studies but we need your help!
- Meeting the LEED Gold Standard – Markham Museum Collections Building [Case Study] – Guest Post by Cathy Molloy, Director, Markham Museum, Ontario (Published June 14/17)
- Australia’s Green Museum Project: A pathway towards sustainability for Victorian small museums [Case Study] – Guest Post by Simone Ewenson, Green Museum Project Manager, Museums Australia (Victoria) (Published August23/17)
Informing & Mobilizing the Public
- Art & Sustainable Energy at the Woodstock Art Gallery [Case Study]- Guest Post by Roberta Grosland, Head of Collections, Woodstock Art Gallery (Published May 17/17)
- One Person Can Make A Difference – Building the Coastal Connections Temporary Exhibit at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site [Case Story] – Guest Post by Brooke Lees, Curator, Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (Published June 20/17)
- Museum’s Simple Suitcase Exhibit about Climate Change [Case Study] – Guest Post from Rachel Gervais, Programme Leader, Travelling Exhibitions / Chargée de programme, expositions itinérantes Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature (Published August 9/17)
- How a Museum Garden Connects Community – A Smart-City Solution [Case Study] Guest Post is by Paige Dansinger, Better World Museum (Published October 4/17)
- Edge Forward or Leap? – Exhibit on Sustainable Community Development Blends Art and Science [Case Study] (Published November 15/17)
Guest Post by Jaime Clifton-Ross, Curator of Edging Forward, Research Curator for CRC Research and Changing the Conversation in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University.
Museum workers and supporters are invited to submit stories or case studies about
“Greening” museums internally like alternate power, recycling/reuse projects, LEED certified buildings, and so on.
Informing and mobilizing the public through exhibits, programs and events like climate change exhibits, science marches, public debates, citizen science, and so on.
A story or case study should be about 500 words. We’re hoping a good story or case study will help other museums, galleries, historic sites, archives, science centres … of all shapes and sizes to mobilize and support Canadian museum workers and their organizations in building public awareness, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change.
What makes a good CMCJ case study?
- A good quality photograph and links to relevant websites, including social media accounts or reports and video clips.
- A brief background of your museum or project – if information isn’t relevant to the subject matter, don’t include it.
- Shares problems encountered, failures and lessons. Compare intended outcomes/outputs with actual outcomes/outputs. Explain future plans and projects.
- Name and job title of the person or group of people writing the story/case study.
- Practical elements of project, such as budgets/costs, and timing. Use bullet points if necessary.
- Highlight good practice and trends – focus on one area of work that is particularly innovative, new or successful, rather than trying to offer a broad overview in 500 words or less
To share your stories and case studies, or for more information, please contact Chris Castle at Museums4Climate@gmail.com
Look forward to hearing from you!