Sustainable Development Goals

Online Heritage & Sustainability Workshops for Professional Development

Whilst current events force many of us indoors, we can take this time to reflect on our values and our priorities. Now is the time to commit to a new beginning. This interruption has shown us that it is possible for global society to change, and quickly. 

Ki Culture will be hosting live workshops for cultural heritage professionals around the world. These interactive sessions will help practitioners understand how to engage with sustainability and be part of this global transformation. Workshops are open to all, with a suggested donation of 20 EUR per workshop (60 EUR per block). However, donations of any size are greatly appreciated – Ki Culture values your attendance above all else!

In order to ensure interaction and space for dialogue, registration is limited. Participants are welcome to join one or more sessions. Workshops will be repeated in blocks to maximize opportunities for participation. To register, send an email to with the subject “Online Workshop Registration”. Please indicate which workshop(s) you would like to attend, what date and time.

Workshop Themes

Introduction to Sustainability in Cultural Heritage
In this introduction we outline what sustainability is and how it applies to cultural heritage. Participants will be introduced to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and explore ways that we, as cultural heritage professionals, can implement them.

In the first of our themed workshops, we provide background on energy consumption in cultural heritage institutions, focusing on areas with intensive energy use, and ways to reduce energy consumption. The workshop includes practical solutions for every budget and type of organisation!

Waste and Materials
In our waste and materials workshop we will focus on how to mitigate the environmental impact of your organization’s waste production. From art transportation to conservation treatments, we will introduce the “four R’s”: refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and explore their application as well as options for alternatives.

Social Sustainability
In this workshop we outline social sustainability and why it is important for cultural heritage organisations. We demonstrate ways to leverage the unique position of our professions, which connect both past, present, and future societies around the world, for sustainable development.


About Ki Culture
Ki Culture is a non-profit organization promoting sustainability in the cultural heritage field. They do this by enabling cultural heritage institutions to implement sustainable practices in their own operations and to educate and empower their visitors and communities. Ki Culture helps the cultural heritage sector to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing answers on how to be sustainable and how to effectively educate the public on issues of sustainability. They provide original programs and solutions to make sustainability easy to implement internally and provide proper resources to inspire audiences; resulting in real change globally.