Contribute to NEMO mapping of climate action by European museums 

Knowing that many museums across Europe already actively contribute with climate action for sustainability, NEMO has launched a new interactive map that collects and shows how museums are acting on the climate crisis. The map demonstrates their strength in creating awareness, adapting, and fighting climate change.

Contributions to the crowdsource initiative are welcome, and no project is too big or small since every step towards sustainability matters. By joining forces, we can create a museum community that is actively steering the topic forward and show that museums can make an impact and difference for the planet.

By showcasing the great work that museums already are doing, NEMO wants to inspire others to get active and contribute to climate and sustainability action. The map includes several good practice examples to take inspiration from and source ideas of how to get started. Another goal of the map is to provide proof and arguments for policymakers and civil society alike that museums are agents of change and excellent allies in climate action and social change. So, the more entries to the map the better since there is strength in numbers.

Submissions are open to European museums of all types and sizes. For multiple actions in your museum, please submit multiple forms under the same museum name. Projects can be big and small, and cover anything from exhibitions, community driven action, infrastructure development, research and much more.

Leading up to the launch

The map was first announced at the NEMO European Museum Conference: and… ACTION! Museums in the climate crisis that gathered 300+ participants in Lahti, Finland, from 19-21 November 2023. Leading up to the announcement, the NEMO office had approached some selected museums to already submit their projects as early examples for the soft launch of the map. Now NEMO hopes to see examples of climate actions by museums from all counties in Europe.

Dive deeper in NEMO reports

Museum professionals, and anyone else looking for more reading on the topic, are adviced to check out NEMO's 2022 research Museums in the climate crisis, and NEMO’s brand new report Museums, Climate and Politics that supports museums to take political action in the climate crisis.