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Sustainable museums with the Austrian Ecolabel are focussing on sustainability, ecology, conscious use of resources and socio-political responsibility in their daily mangement as well as in the planning of their exhibitions.

Salzburger Landestheater Bühne von hinten

In focus: Guidelines in concrete terms - cultural institutions

Originally conceived as a certification for hotels, the UZ 200 guideline has also opened up to culture in recent years. After museums, other actors are also interested in credibly demonstrating their efforts in the field of sustainability. Theatres and cinemas are particularly committed to this and so in the future it will also be possible for them to receive an award for their sustainable orientation.

Ecolabel Award for museums.

Three federal museums awarded as Green Museums

The Natural History Museum Vienna, the Austrian National Library and the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) were honoured by Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler and State Secretary for the Arts and Culture Andrea Mayer for their sustainable corporate governance and ecological positioning.

Austrian National Library Josefsplatz. Copyright by Austrian National Library/Pichler.

The Austrian National Library: A "bridge" between past and future

Museums, archives and libraries see themselves as bridges between the past and the present - with perspectives on the future for which they provide important impulses. In order to make this concern visible to the outside world, there is the Austrian Ecolabel. That is why the Austrian National Library in Vienna also applied for the state seal of quality.

Exhibition MAK: CLIMATE CARE_Graphic Warming Stripes, Vienna 1775 - 2020. Copyright by CLIMATE CARE_Grafik Warming Stripes, Wien 1775 – 2020.

Green Museums: Climate Protection and Climate Beauty at the MAK

In an inspiring essay, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK, explains how climate protection can become an opportunity for all of us to shape an ecologically and socially sustainable climate modernity comparable to the time around 1900, and what role art and culture can play in this.

Roman city of Carnuntum. Copyright by Römerstadt Carnuntum/atelier olschinky.

Sustainability in the Roman city of Carnuntum

In the Roman town of Carnuntum, ecological sustainability plays a very important role. Therefore, it has applied for the Austrian Ecolabel. But: Was there also such a thing as environmental awareness in Roman antiquity? Read interesting facts about this here.

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