NEMO survey on museums and climate change

On Earth Day 22 April 2022, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) launched a survey to evaluate the status quo of European museums' transition towards sustainability in a time of climate emergency. With a comprehensive overview, NEMO will develop recommendations for policy makers that will help steer the museum and heritage sector towards a green and sustainable future. The survey is open until 3 June 2022.

Our planet is transformating drastically, and the museum sector needs to do their part to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change, lower carbon emissions and transitions to sustainable solutions. To help museums take on this task, NEMO is asking museum professionals in Europe to participate in a survey that allows them to be part of pro-actively shaping climate policy for the sector, by the sector.

The survey seeks to investigate the role of climate change and sustainability in the following themes:

  • Strategic Relevance
  • Infrastructure and Building
  • Funding
  • Risk Assessment, Adaptation and Agility
  • Expertise, Skills and Training
  • Work Methods and Guiding Principles
  • Public Actions
  • Netowrking and Advocacy

Please allocate 15 minutes to answer the survey, which is open until 3 June 2022.

The answers are anonymous.

NEMO welcomes you to consult their glossary in case soem concepts are unclear and suggest using Google Chrome if you wish to use the integreated Google Translate tool to read the questions in another language.

Access the survey here.

Nemo encourages sharing of the survey widely with your peers, in your network and through your channels since each additional answer increases the accuarcy of the recommendations that will be derived from the survey results. With your contribution, NEMO will be better equipped to help European museums transition and further establish their important role as key players in fighting climate change and contribute to a more sustainable future.


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