Sustainability Practices in Denmark

Commitments to sustainable practices and pro-environment policies have been an integral part of Danish culture since the 1970s. The Danish government emphasized the need to resolve the energy crisis in the 1980s by encouraging conservation and the transition to renewable energy sources. Compared to most other European countries, Danish efforts have been substantial, and the preventive approach to environmental problems has spread throughout Danish industry and culture. IPI's work with the National Museum of Denmark opened our eyes to the many possibilities for sustainable practices in cultural institutions.

Collecting institutions around the world are taking the concept of sustainability very seriously. To read proceedings from recent conferences on the subject, visit the following websites:

For information on the National Museum of Denmark Conference on Preventive Conservation go to

For proceedings from the Gray Areas to Green Areas: Developing Sustainable Practices in Preservation Environments conference visit