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Museums Facilities Managers Forum
The Museum Facilities Managers Forum is a peer-to-peer learning group exclusively for facilities managers of museums and galleries to:
- Share experiences of energy and water efficiency, waste reduction, security, maintenance and other facilities management issues and solutions
- Visit other organisations’ sites to see first hand projects implemented and technologies installed
- Gain ideas for initiatives to undertake and input from peers on projects in development
- Share recommendations for suppliers, finance models and potential funding schemes
The forum is free to join and meetings free to attend, co-ordinated by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC working in partnership with the South East Museum Develop Programme.
Can you help? Sponsorship / funding is sought to continue the forum into 2017. More details.
Who can join?
The forum is open to those with responsibility for premises management, energy efficiency and sustainability and/or security at museums and galleries, which may include facilities, general or office managers, volunteers or museum curators. Activities will be focused in Sussex and Surrey, however organisations outside of this region are still welcome to get involved.
Quarterly forum meetings – Each hosted by a different museum
or gallery and focusing on topics pre-chosen by attendees as well as those specific to the site.
Online forum – Using the South East Museum Development Programme Help Hub, to share ideas with other forum members and ask questions to the group.
Helpline – Advice and guidance provided by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC on topics covered at the forum and wider environmental issues. Phone 01273 964239 or email email@example.com.
We are delighted to announce that the next event will be held at Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, on 16 October 2017, from 10:00-13:00. Visit their website.
Many thanks to the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Towner, Watts Gallery, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and the Guildhall, Guildford, and The Charleston Trust for hosting the first seven meetings. Event reports and presentations can be found here and a selection of photos here.
Who are the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC?
We are a not-for-profit organisation that has been helping businesses, public and third sector organisations improve resource efficiency since 1998. In partnership with the South East Museum Development Programme, we have worked with a number of museums and galleries across the region in the past five years. Some case studies of their achievements can be found here.