Environmentally Sustainable Museum opened in Addis Ababa

When the alternative arts and ecological institution Zoma Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, opened earlier this year a clear focus was set on making the institution as environmentally friendly as possible. An inspiring example of how museums can contribute to a sustainable future, which will be discussed further at NEMO’s 27th Annual Conference from 7-10 November 2019.

Meskerem Assegued, curator and co-founder, and Elias Sime, architect, wanted to create a museum that works together with nature and offer a green haven for the cities inhabitants, rather than creating yet another statement building.

In order to be as environmentally friendly as possible, the museum has for instance developed a unique water system that helps it avoid reliance on Addis Ababa’s municipal pipe system. This is part of a broader vision to synthesize art with the land, giving Zoma the feeling of being in a constant state of amelioration, maintenance, and renewal.

Read the full article on artnet.

To learn more about sustainable museums and how museums can contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), make sure to join NEMO for its 27th Annual Conference  “Museums 2030 - How museums can help build a sustainable future” in Tartu, Estonia.

More information and a call for paper can he found here.