MDEM Support for museums Working Towards Museum Accreditation

September 15, 2021

As support to all museums Working Towards Accreditation, MDEM are delivering a series of support sessions, covering all aspects of the Museum Accreditation scheme, enabling you to understand what the museum is doing well, where you may have development areas and how to develop a plan to ensure you make a successful Museum Accreditation application.

The sessions will be delivered via Zoom and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, access resources and network with museums who are also working towards Museum Accreditation.  The sessions are:

WTA Session 1 Getting started with Museum Accreditation 17 September 2021 1.30pm – 3.30pm
WTA Session 2 Organisational health 18 October 2021 10am- 12noon
WTA Session 3 Managing collections 17 November 2021 10am -12noon
WTA Session 4 Users and their experiences 8 December 2021 1.30 pm – 3.30pm


To book please email Sarah Hartshorne

If you or colleagues wish to attend any of the sessions, please book your places as soon as possible by emailing Sarah Hartshorne, MDEM programme officer,  with details of the session(s) you wish to book and the name of your museum.  We will provide joining information nearer the time.

You may also want to view the Accreditation Guidance in advance of the sessions – which is available here.

As additional support to museums, the UK Museum Development Network has provided a series of Museum Accreditation webinars, which are available on the MDEM website which cover:

  • Museum Accreditation Webinar: Getting started (and the technical bits)
  • Museum Accreditation Webinar: Organisational Health
  • Museum Accreditation Webinar: Managing Collections
  • Museum Accreditation Webinar: Users and their experiences

We will use the content of these webinars as a starting point for discussions in the sessions, so please take a look.

Heather Lomas, Accreditation Advisor is available to provide support and advice as you work towards submitting your application to the Museum Accreditation scheme and MDEM provides a range of support, grants, training and advice, which is open to all WTA museums. You can contact Heather here: 



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