Sustainability

Two recent initiatives seek to turn art world sustainability pledges into action

Climate Action 8x8 and the Gallery Climate Coalition’s active membership initiative aim to support system-wide change

The environmental toll of the art world: how are fairs contending with Miami's fragile environment?

As the climate crisis worsens, some art fairs are starting to take responsibility for the impact of their operations

Carbon offsetting is just another form of greenwashing—and the art world must stop pretending otherwise

Rather than hoping for a magic fix to neutralise our emissions, it is more realistic to fund projects that involve direct and strategic impact

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The art industry needs a genuine sea change—in the shipping sense

Transporting an artwork by ship can reduce its carbon impact by up to 95% compared to air freight

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'Laboratory of the future': Rome's Maxxi museum unveils plans for new R&D centre, green spaces and solar energy

Sustainable masterplan will cover Zaha Hadid building in solar panels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Gallery Climate Coalition expands to Berlin

The London-based eco-friendly initiative aims to reduce galleries' carbon footprints by at least 50% over the next decade—now German galleries are getting involved too

After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre

Decision will affect partying art collectors and redirect the mass tourism routed through the Giudecca Canal

As the world contends with Covid, World Monuments Fund makes a bet on sustainable tourism

Taking a lesson from how the pandemic dispersed crowds, the organisation selects seven sites for preservation and promotion

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The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

As calls grow to tackle the coronavirus crisis and climate emergency together, a group of dealers teams together to form the Gallery Climate Coalition

Getty Conservation Institute helps museums rethink stringent guidelines on conservation

New initiative helps institutions move towards a more tailored and sustainable approach to maintaining collection environments

Art museums should use their endowments to help battle climate change

In April, Harvard University announced plans to realign its $40bn endowment to reflect “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—other US institutions can do the same

'Cities are not that great': Rem Koolhaas on the appeal of the countryside

Guggenheim exhibition explores the theme of nonurban areas in its first show that has nothing to do with art or architecture