Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in in Heritage

22nd April, Online Event – register on eventbrite HERE

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-focussed 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 AGM falls on 22nd April, also International Earth Day. Focussing on the themes of the future of heritage combustion engines and green initiatives, we are looking for people are who are willing to contribute their experience with 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 Paul Semple, General Manager of Waverley Excursions, Dr Becky Peacock, current Director of the Museum of Scottish Railways, Robin Patel, operations manager at the Maid of the Loch, Philip Butler, Curator at Lancashire County Council, and Jim Mitchell, a leading conservator of industrial heritage and engines.