The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK.
There are currently just under 1,800 museums across the UK participating in the scheme, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment and benefit of users. Accreditation is a scaled standard, so a museum can become Accredited, whether they are a National museum with 1000’s of visitors, to a small volunteer led museum only open for 20 days a year. Accreditation gives an effective framework for a museum to progress and be the best they can be.
Museum Development East Midlands can only support and offer grant funding assistance to Accredited museums and heritage sites or those working towards Accreditation.
Accreditation support in the East Midlands
Our Programme Officer Sarah Hartshorne is the Accreditation Advisor for the East Midlands. Sarah is available to answer queries on Accreditation, support museums undertaking their Accreditation return or to provide advice and guidance for those thinking of applying.