Speakers: Dana Andrew, Professional Development Manager, Touring Exhibitions Group and Alice Lobb, Exhibitions Manager, Barbican Art Gallery

We all need to reduce our emissions by at least half by 2030. Where should you start? What will have the most impact? Using case studies from Barbican, London, and signposting resources and training supported by Touring Exhibitions Group, this session will outline practical action you can take to make your exhibitions more sustainable.

The 2022 exhibition Our Time on Earth allowed the Barbican team to assess current practices and set a roadmap for future activity. The exhibition provided a space to analyse working methods and explore new processes and solutions to reduce environmental impact while balancing the social, cultural, and economic value they bring to the Barbican Centre and beyond. The Barbican team are incorporating reflections and learning from this experience in the planning for their future programme. RE/SISTERS -a major group exhibition exploring the relationship between gender and ecology, highlighting the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet will open this autumn. Alice Lobb will talk through practical steps Barbican are taking in the planning and delivery of this exhibition to reduce its environmental impact and to develop more regenerative methods of working.

Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) is a non-profit sector support organisation advocating for the benefits of temporary, touring and partnerships, believing exhibitions are well-placed to engage more people with arts, science, history and culture. In this session, Dana Andrew will signpost resources, networking opportunities, and future training that TEG will provide to help you take action to make your own exhibitions more sustainable.

May 10 @ 09:45
09:45 — 10:25 (40′)

Theatre 3


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