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.
Covid-19 Accreditation Update:
In order to support the sector during these unprecedented times all Accredited museums in the UK will have their current award status extended for an additional 12 months. Please visit the ACE website for up-to-date information in this area.
Accreditation support in the East Midlands
Our Organisational Health and Accreditation Advisor for the East Midlands is Heather Lomas. is Heather is available to answer queries on Accreditation, support museums undertaking their Accreditation return or to provide advice and guidance for those thinking of applying.
Returns Schedule 2019 and beyond:
To see when currently accredited museums will be invited to make their next return please visit: East Midlands Accreditation Returns Schedule.xlsx
Accreditation Mentors Network:
Are you a mentor for an independent museum on accreditation, or would you like to become one? Then join our Accreditation Mentors Network for up-to-date information on the scheme, and support and guidance to help you in your role.
To find out more information or to join the network, please email MDEM.