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Celebrating sustainability

We’re fresh back from this year’s Museums and Heritage Show at Olympia and the awards which took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London.

 

PLB M&H Stand 2013PLB relaxing on their M&H 2013 stand during a break between the crowds!

 

It’s the second year we have been proud sponsor of the Sustainability Award at the Show and again have been overwhelmed by the calibre of candidates and projects entering for the award.

There can only be one winner though (unlike last year!) and we are delighted that judges recognised the excellence in developing sustainability in the heritage and culture sector and awarded the coveted prize to the Science Museum Group for its new archive facility in Wiltshire. All projects were outstanding so the judges’ task was particularly tough this year.

 

Sustainability Award - Winners 2013Jamie and Sarah alongside this years winners.

 

The winning project is a building within a building. The Science Museum Group’s new low energy, low carbon, climate-controlled archive facility has been built within an existing WWII hanger at the Wiltshire airfield. Constructed from natural materials that require minimal energy to run, the new building has tightly controlled temperature and humidity to ensure the longevity of the museum’s collection.

Says Matt Moore, Head of Sustainable Development for the Science Museum Group, “It is fantastic that the Science Museums efforts to produce well-designed sustainable storage has been recognized at the M+H awards. Along with our team from Lime Technology, Zero Emission and Project Fixer, we a delighted with what has been achieved - and through using proper science and engineering we have been able to produce a blueprint for future storage projects within the group, and hopefully for other museums too, that minimize long term costs and maximize the preservation of our collections.”

 

PLB Charles Dickens Museum PresentationJamie talks about PLB’s interpretation work with The Charles Dickens Museum.

 

Also, a highlight for PLB was that Jamie McCall, our creative director, was invited to talk about the team’s interpretation work with The Charles Dickens Museum. If you weren’t there and are interested in our work with the Museum, you can find Jamie’s presentation here.


Posted 21st May 2013

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