Going Green: Carbon Reduction Challenges for Transport Collections & Museums
Date: Wednesday 4th Oct 2023
Time: 10.15 – 16.15
Location: London Transport Museum Depot and the London Museum of Water and Steam
The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) 2023 annual seminar focusses on how transport collections are facing the challenge of climate change and sustainability and how carbon reduction and environmental impacts are being tackled by museums large and small.
The emphasis of the day will be on best practice solutions that can inspire curators, volunteers and others to help address climate change and embed environmental sustainability into their operation and work.
The morning session of the seminar will be held at the LT Museum at Acton and will feature speakers from museums and sector organisations covering built heritage, steam, road vehicles and maritime transport. Dr. Kateriina Maurenen from one of our host museums will also update delegates on a skills project the London Transport Museum is currently undertaking.
After a chance to tour the collections on display at the Depot, delegates will transfer to the nearby London Museum of Water & Steam for an afternoon walk and talk session at based around the theme of’ Sustainable Steam and Sustainable Communities’.
The seminar marks the relaunch of ABTEM and further events and activities are planned for 2024.
|Arrival & registration
Tea and coffee will be available
|Welcome & Introduction
Tim Bryan, Chair Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums
|‘The Road to Net Zero: Where Do I Start?’
Daniel Miles, Sector to Net Zero Project Lead, Historic England
|‘Big savings, Little Wins’
Nicola Grahamslaw, Ships Conservation Engineer, SS Great Britain Trust
“A greener future for the Power Hall at the Science and Industry Museum”
Sarah Baines Manchester Museum of Science & Industry
| “Towards a greener Crofton Beam Engines”
Peter Turvey, Kennet & Avon Trust
|“Sustainability Claims vs Reality: What the HCVA is Doing to Help Demystify the Future Liquid Fuels Marketplace”
Guy Lachlan,Sustainability Lead for the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance
|Heritage skills shortages
Kateriina Maurenen London Transport Museum
|The chance to have an informal tour of the LTM Depot
|Transfer to London Museum of Water and Steam on heritage bus.
|“Sustainable Steam and Sustainable Communities” – Walking Tour of Museum
|Round up and Q&A – event ends
Notes for Delegates
The seminar fee of £20.00 covers the cost of tea & coffee, lunch and transfer from the London Transport Museum Depot to the London Museum of Water and Steam
Please advise the seminar organiser of any dietary requirements via firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note that delegates will need to travel home from the London Museum of Water and Steam at the end of the event as there is no return transport to the Depot available.
The London Transport Museum Depot and the London Museum of Water and Steam are well served by public transport links.