Elevenses, Friday 14 June, Is historic working machinery up to 21st century sustainability demands or are we stuck in time?

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The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester (part of the Science Museum Group) have embarked on an ambitious decarbonisation project to become net zero by 2030. As part of this plan, the Power Hall Gallery (national collection of working historic engines) is undergoing a significant redevelopment to improve and conserve the historic listed building, refresh the narrative and aim to run the engines more efficiently, cutting carbon emissions by 60% within this gallery alone. Conservation and Collections Care Manager, Rachel Rimmer will tell us more about this project.

This session is part of MD North’s programme for The Great Big Green Week, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature taking place between 8th-16th June.

Insightful, interactive and informal, come along to gain new insights from our guests, meet colleagues from the region, connect with the MD North team and discuss your own projects. Everyone who works and volunteers in museums is most welcome, including museum freelancers who want to stay connected.

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