NMDC adopts guidelines to reduce carbon footprints

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NMDC members have adopted new guidelines for environmental conditions in a major move towards a less energy-intensive approach to collections care.  NMDC recognises that museums need to approach the long-term care of collections in a way that does not require excessive use of energy.  NMDC members have committed to review relevant policy and practice - particularly in relation to loan requirements, storage and display conditions, building design and air conditioning systems - with a view to reducing carbon footprints.

The draft guiding principles, which were developed by the NMDC in consultation with UK conservators, ICON and the National Trust among others.  Follow attached link for further details:

http://www.nationalmuseums.org.uk/news/?item=guiding-principles-reduce-carbon-footprint