Sustainable Collections

Climate Adaptation

Climate change and risks for Australian cultural collections Maps and Workflows Resource AUTHORS Amanda Pagliarino Ainslee Meredith In 2020, Amanda Pagliarino and Ainslee Meredith published the climate projection and cultural heritage paper, Mapping climate change and risks for Australian cultural collections (AICCM Bulletin, Vol. 41/1, pp. 3-26). In this paper the climate

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Sustainable Collections

Welcome to the AICCM Sustainable Collections Wiki page. Here you can find information on topics about making your collections more sustainable

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Sustainable Collections – 06 – Horizon Scanning

The terms horizon and environmental scanning are used interchangeably throughout business and the foresight literature. It refers to the systematic exploration, collection and interpretation of external information in an effort to identify trends and drivers of change and their impacts on the future. These drivers of change may be speculative or emerging issues

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Sustainable Collections – 05 – Access and Engagement

Social and Cultural Sustainability Looking at the practice of conservation in the last decades we have seen a major change from material-centred conservation to people-centred conservation. While the material, or the physical objects, remain essential as a conduit between past, present and future, hindsight proves that many cultural objects and cultural sites are dependent

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Sustainable Collections – 04 – Preservation Environments

Temperature and Relative Humidity (RH) Controlling the temperature and RH of collections spaces are critical to preventive conservation of collections. Maintaining appropriate levels can care for collections in a cost effective, passive, and sustainable method. Reducing energy use is important as both a mitigation and adaptation method for cultural collections – bringing down costs, lowering

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Sustainable Collections – 01

Sustainability and resilience have become key concerns in contemporary society. The effects of human impacts on the environment and increasing weather extremes, reduced energy security in an increasingly technologically-reliant world, and economic pressures as local and global networks transition to new infrastructure and social systems have become direct concerns for those responsible for collections

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Sustainable Collections – 03 – Resourcing

Economic Sustainability Economic sustainability refers to operating in a resource efficient manner that supports social and environmental health. Given that governments have played a leading role in funding cultural heritage preservation in Australia, an awareness of and engagement in discussions about funding, investment and ‘value’ more broadly is a critical. There are a range of

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Sustainable Collections – 02 – Greening

Greening Conservation Practice Greening conservation practice involves utilising less environmentally destructive chemicals, materials and methods in conservation. These include prioritising water-based cleaning systems; solvents with reduced toxicity such as alcohols (methanol, ethanol) and alkanes (heptane, hexane); reusable or recycled tools and packaging; glass instead of single-use plastic; and replacing disposal towels and blotters with

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