Ki Books

Here are our free step-by-step guides, each with a particular theme, to implement sustainable changes now. Download here and start taking immediate action.

Waste & Materials Ki Book

A single museum can produce the same amount of waste as 365 households! Our Ki Books on Waste & Materials outlines what suitable alternatives are available for our sector and teaches us how to reduce our waste.

Social Sustainability Ki Book

Social sustainability is at the core of sustainability. It’s about people and their relationship with nature, the continuity of societies’ past, present and future. And culture is at the heart of people. Learn how we, as cultural professionals, can combat structural racism, support human rights and fight for equality and justice globally.

Energy Ki Book

Museums in the United States alone produce 12 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide every year! That’s the same as all of the cars driving in the city of London! Energy is the invisible culprit – but just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean we can’t save it. Download our Energy Ki Book and see how you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money today!

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Meet Our Contributors

Waste And Materials

Kim Kraczon

Co-Director of Waste And Materials, Ki Culture

Conservator, Studio Olafur Eliasson

Berlin
Justine Wuebold

Co-Director of Waste And Materials, Ki Culture

Assistant Museum Scientist, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley

San Francisco
Gillian Gibson

Contributor

Sustainability Officer, National Galleries of Scotland

Edinburgh
Felix Mihigo

Contributor

District and Community Support Officer, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)

Tiruchirappalli
Lia Colabello & Team from Planet+Purpose Solutions

Contributors

Founder and Managing Principal, Planet+Purpose Solutions

Charleston
Ellen Langan

Advisor

Co-Founder, Art2Zero

New York
Melissa Lewis

Advisor

Paper Conservator, Modern British Conservation

London
Matthew Pang

Advisor

Science Communication Manager, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Charlotte Perrottey

Advisor

Co-Founder, Art2Zero

New York
Zach Milner

Advisor

Co-Founder, Art2Zero

New York
Colin Webster

Advisor

Learning Content Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Dalkeith
Emma Myers

Additional Support

Exhibit Attendant at Starvox Entertainment, MA Museum Studies, University of Toronto

Toronto

Social Sustainability

Pia Edqvist

Co-Director of Social Sustainability, Ki Culture

Objects Conservator, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway

Oslo
Nicole Smith

Co-Director of Social Sustainability, Ki Culture

Founder, Before Thought

Washington D.C.
Abigail Skinner

Social Sustainability Coordinator and Contributor, Ki Culture

Museum Consultant, KCA London

London
Eleni Christidou

Contributor

Museum Professional

Athens
Aoife Gleeson

Contributor

Project Manager, Qisetna: Talking Syria | Educator, Academia Discover

Lucena
Moupi Mukhopadhyay

Contributor

PhD Student, Conservation of Material Culture, UCLA 

Los Angeles
Ogechukwu Elizabeth Okpalanozie

Contributor

Assistant Chief Conservator, National Museum, Lagos, Nigeria 

Lagos
Andrea Carmen Yaqui Nation

Advisor

Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

Tucson
Carine A. Durand

Advisor

Chief Conservator, Ethnographic Museum of Geneva

Geneva
Tracey Golding

Advisor

Freelance Museum Education Specialist, London, United Kingdom

London
Robert R. Janes

Advisor

Founder and Co-Chair, Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

Canmore
Stefania Pandozy

Advisor

Head of the Polymaterial Restoration Laboratory, Vatican Museums

Rome

Energy

Caitlin Southwick

Founder and Executive Director, Ki Culture

Amsterdam
Sarah Soltis

Energy Coordinator and Contributor, Ki Culture

New York
Victoria Burrows

Contributor

Director, Advancing Net Zero, World Green Buildings Council

Brussels
Angela Moore

Contributor

Facilities and Sustainability Coordinator, Missouri Historical Society 

St. Louis
Jean Damascene Niyonzima

Contributor

Project Engineer, Hydro Operation Great Lakes Ltd

Kigali
Matthew Turner

Contributor

Buildings & Places AECOM

London
Sara Kassam

Advisor

Sustainability Lead, Victoria and Albert Museum

London
Chiara Manfriani

Advisor

Conservation Scientist, Research Fellow, Universita degli Studi di Firenze

Florence
Jean Hilgersom

Advisor

Museum Consultant, Building Functionality & Sustainability

Amsterdam
Janika McFeely

Advisor

Associate Principal, Integral Group

San Francisco
Eleni Christidou

Additional Support

Museum Professional

Athens
Morgan Lirette-Prové

Additional Support

Book and Paper Conservator, The British Library

London
Emma Myers

Additional Support

Exhibit Attendant at Starvox Entertainment, MA Museum Studies, University of Toronto

Toronto
Melanie A. Washeim

Additional Support

Paintings Conservation Student, Northumbria University Newcastle Program in Preventive Conservation/Conservation of Fine Art

Newcastle

Additional Support

Molly Saunders

Design Lead, Ki Culture

Nottingham
Emily Stammers

Designer, Ki Culture

Nottingham
Lauren Best

Supervisor

Collaboration Designer, Ki Culture

Winnipeg
Erika Pontes

Supervisor

Director of Design and Digital Strategy, Ki Culture

New York
Caitlin Southwick

Editor

Executive Director, Ki Culture

Amsterdam
Christopher Lynn

Editor & Communication Professional

St Louis
Elisa Carl

Citation Contributor

Admin Support, SiCMSc in Conservation, Restoration of Modern Materials and Media, Bern University of the Arts

Berne
Nicole Smith

Alt Text Writer

Co-Director of Social Sustainability, Ki Culture Founder, Before Thought

Washington D.C.