On 8 June 2023, the founding meeting of the GCC (Gallery Climate Coalition) Berlin e.V. was celebrated at the Neue Nationalgalerie. The international initiative is dedicated to building knowledge about sustainability in museums and resources for local art institutions. Co-initiator is the artist Haley Mellin, currently Max Beckmann Fellow at the American Academy together with the Neue Nationalgalerie. As part of the founding of the association in Berlin, the website Barder.art was launched, through which Berlin art institutions can coordinate the sharing of resources and materials.
With the founding of the association, GCC (Gallery Climate Coalition) Berlin e. V. is now the first official offshoot of GCC in Germany. GCC is an international association of art organisations with the aim of jointly reducing the environmental impact in the art business. GCC’s main goal is to reduce CO2 emissions in the arts sector by at least 50% by 2023 and to establish zero-waste practices. GCC was founded in London in 2020 and most recently…
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Fig. above: Haley Mellin und Klaus Biesenbach. Credits Neue Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin