Burning Issues the Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
April 22, 2021

This event will explore how heritage organisations with historic engines can contribute to the climate emergency – and much more.

As we navigate the climate emergency organisations seek to minimise emissions and reduce resource consumption – but where does that leave heritage organisations that run historic engines on fossil fuels? How can we justify or offset these emissions and what does the future look like for our historic engines with increasingly sustainability-focused funders? What is the role of industrial museums and collections in STEM and environmental education and how might learning outcomes balance emissions?

STICK’s online Spring event and 2021 AGM falls on 22nd April, also International Earth Day. Focusing on the themes of the future of heritage engines and green initiatives, we will hear experiences covering justifying, offsetting or sustainably running engines, of navigating new climate regulations at local and national levels, funding partnerships, and the futures they foresee for the running engines in their care.

We are delighted to welcome speakers including:

  • Paul Semple (General Manager, Waverley Excursions)
  • Dr Becky Peacock (Director, Museum of Scottish Railways)
  • Robin Patel (Operations Manager, the Maid of the Loch)
  • Jim Mitchell (a leading conservator of industrial heritage and engines)
  • Philip Butler (Curator, Lancashire County Council Museum Service)
  • Craig Sinclair (former project officer for Powering Up)
  • Vicki Robb (Education Officer, National Mining Museum Scotland)