We need to act – fast – on climate change. 90-95% of collection material in the average museum doesn’t need the rigorous environment that has become the default standard. We now have the technology to place that 5-10% of objects in micro-environments in display cases and frames, and turn down the air conditioning everywhere else.
The National Museums Directors’ Council launched the Bizot Green Protocol in 2015
, but it hasn’t been taken up by many museums yet. Why? People may be reluctant to turn the air conditioning down, ‘just in case’. We want to give peace of mind, by bringing condition report data and environmental monitoring data together for the first time. Cause and effect – together at last! We will upload any environmental monitoring data into our system, and provide regular reports to show objects placed in Green Protocol environments are thriving!
We are planning a global campaign around this – please get in touch if you’d like to find out more and participate!