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
We are pleased to announce that Museum and Arts consultant Fiona Mitchell-Innes will be the Accreditation advisor for the East Midlands for the next 3 years, starting mid-May 2015.
Some of you will already know Fiona as she has been offering this support to Museums in the East Midlands for the past year, but under the direct management of Arts Council England. That responsibility has now come over to MDEM and after an open tendering process Fiona has been appointed as Accreditation adviser for East Midlands museums
Fiona said ‘ I am thrilled to be continuing my work with museums in the East Midlands. Accreditation is an excellent tool kit to help museums run as effectively as possible, for staff, volunteers and visitors. I am looking forward to offering email and phone support to museums as that make their returns or join the scheme, over the next 3 years. Those museums who are starting out fresh to Accreditation will be able to get more in depth support and I will endeavour to visit each of those throughout my contract.’
This is a part time contract so Fiona’s hours most weeks will be 9.00 to 1.00pm every Wednesday. Outside these hours Fiona will endeavour to reply to your phone or email query within 3 working days.
Fiona’s contact details:
Email – Accreditation@culturebusiness.co.uk;
Phone – 07807 504 654