Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coming soon!!!

This blog is about to undergo a major update, improvement & a name change!
Stay tuned.

Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop 2010

The second Sustainable Exhibition Design Workshop will be held in Sydney on Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 April 2010. This follows from the successful inaugural workshop held in Melbourne last year. The workshop will allow museum exhibition and graphic designers to share sustainable design solutions with an emphasis on practical advice and case studies and including a focus on lighting innovations. The workshop will be held at the Historic Houses Trust and the Powerhouse Museum with a dinner hosted by the Australian Museum and a site visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum. The workshop will again coincide with DesignEx (23-24 April) so participants can easily attend this key event during their trip to Sydney.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Matrix: Home

This is a pretty neat little tool with a very easy interface, that could be easily adapted as a quick guide and reference for a Museum exhibit checklist. Roll over and click
Green Matrix: Home

Sustainability links | Museums Association

Museums Association
Another nice long list of links (international) to work your way through.
Sustainability links | Museums Association

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gunns resolves - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

Interesting article in the Age about AFS/FSC timber accreditation & Gunns
Gunns resolves - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em
The Age: Paddy Manning 13-03-2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Some new reading recommendations

Here's a couple of new links to some documents kindly recommended by Margaret Birtley at Collections Council.

Museums and Sustainability: Guidelines for for policy and practice in museums and galleries.
Museums Australia. 2003
and this one
Towards Sustainability Indicators for Museums in Australia
Eleanor Adams. Collections Council. 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

LG energy efficient monitor

From the site: LG 1942TE gives you both 50% energy saving and easy/fun experience

W2242TE Monitor Display /global/products/display/monitor/index.jsp

Green Museums Initiative sponsored by CAM

Just found this US site: Green Museums Initiative.
From the site: The Green Museums Initiative Committee has created this new website to inspire and offer practical ideas to help your institution become a "green museum". Whether you are just starting out or are already accomplished in your green practices, join us in the realization of a green and sustainable museum field.
It looks very interesting with content relating to: collections, exhibitions, buildings and operations, education etc.
It also includes The Green Museum Accord. From the site: The Green Museums Accord is a non-legally binding commitment to
sustainable practices: an institution-wide pledge to begin greening your

Would be great to have an Australian focused version.

Green Museums Initiative sponsored by CAM: "Sponsored by the California Association of Museums"

Monday, February 1, 2010

NYC Sustainable Design - Department of Design and Construction

A range of guidelines in .pdf format from NYC Department of Design and Construction
Sustainable Design - Department of Design and Construction

Monday, January 18, 2010

Design - Marketing and Communications

Here's a link from a colleague regarding considerations for graphic designers
Design - Marketing and Communications