Environmental issues can affect the nation’s museums in unexpected ways, whether it’s the aquarium struggling to keep its water clean or the art gallery fighting to prevent air pollution from damaging its collection. Now, a growing number of museums are exploring what they can do to be more environmentally friendly. In the final part of our series on going green in Washington, we hear about the eco-challenges facing museums, and how local institutions are responding.


  • Elizabeth Wylie Co-author, "Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice" (Rowman&Littlefield)
  • Sarah Brophy Co-author, "Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice" (Rowman&Littlefield)
  • Robert Forloney Director of Education, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Reed Haslach Assistant Curator, National Building Museum.

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