Sustainability database

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Manchester Museum

Environmental sustainability is a major element of all aspects of the Museum’s work. As a museum with large collections of preserved natural specimens and objects from human cultures, our Mission is:

As a university museum, the Manchester Museum uses its international collection of human and natural history for enjoyment and inspiration, working with people from all backgrounds to provoke debate and reflection about the past, present and future of the earth and its inhabitants.

We aim to engage people with some of the major issues of our time, and all of our programming is around two main themes:

1. Promoting understanding between cultures
One of our major challenges is that ignorance and misunderstanding can lead to intolerance and conflict. We will work to increase mutual
understanding between cultures today, by placing them in a rounded context, and we will promote understanding of cultures of the past
by showing their richness and influence.

2. Developing a sustainable world
Through the collections of both natural and human-made objects, the Museum can engage people in some of the major issues facing us in terms
climate change and habitat loss.

To find out more about our activity, visit Green Pledge Pinterest.

Type: 
Institute
Acronym: 
Museum

Connections

Person

Mr Henry McGhie

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

I am all about ethical and sustainable living and working. I am extremely passionate about the natural environment, about museums, and about the power of personal choice.

Keywords: 
Animals, Ecology, Biodiversity, Environment, Conservation, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Public engagement

Person

Dr Rachel Webster

Member of the university's Biodiversity group. Works at Manchester Museum's Herbarium.

Keywords: 
Plants, Biology, Sustainability, Climate, Climate change, Environment, Biodiversity

Person

Dr Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then he has focused its mission on promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world and has overseen the refurbishment of most of the Museum’s permanent galleries. This, together with a major programme of public engagement, has led to a doubling of the Museum’s visitor numbers to over 400,000 a year.

Keywords: 
Museums, Galleries, Culture, Heritage, Buildings, Engagement, Management, Sustainability

Person

Dr Ian Fairweather

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Museums, Galleries, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Research methods, Community, Tourism, Economy

Person

Mr Dean Whiteside

Initiatives include 10% carbon reduction despite a 33% addition to the building, Green Travel Plan, Environmental Champions' Blog, gave a talk on Sustainability at a national conference, gallery sustainable café, Whitworth Park 'bug hotels'

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Green travel, Transport, Sustainability, Galleries, External engagement, Engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

Person

Ms Nicola Walker

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Nicola discusses The Whitworth Art Gallery's green roof here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Biodiversity

Person

Ms Jo Beggs

I head up the development team which works across The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery

Initiatives include 10% carbon reduction despite a 33% addition to the building, Green Travel Plan, Environmental Champions' Blog, gallery sustainable cafe, Whitworth Park 'bug hotels'.

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Green travel, Transport, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities