Hot Off The Press: ViVA in Museum magazine
We are pleased to share this Museum magazine article co-written by ViVA’s Executive Director Natalie Marsh and Kristina Durocher, Executive Director of the Museum of Art at New Hampshire University. The article brings attention to the unique ways that academic museums and galleries are situated within colleges and university administrations. These nested organizations often participate in the centralized GHG drawdown efforts of their parent institutions; efforts guided by centralized entities like Second Nature and AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) who help the higher ed sector reach net-zero. Several academic museums and galleries are highlighted in the article for their noteworthy sustainability advancements in transitioning buildings, grounds and operations; curatorial projects organized in collaboration with research scientists around climate change themes; and specialized collections that document climate change, environmental justice issues and changing ecologies. Also included is a special mention about ViVA programs organized for Princeton and St. Vincent in the past year and the benefits of ViVA’s low-carbon model.
This article ran in the July/August issue of Museum magazine, a member benefit of the American Alliance of Museums