Arts Council England – Review of Accreditation Returns Programme
Museums participating in the Accreditation Scheme are periodically invited to provide evidence that they continue to comply with the Accreditation Standard through a returns process.
After a detailed review of the implementation of the revised Accreditation Standard and consideration of feedback received, changes are being implemented to the Accreditation return programme from August 2013.
These changes are designed to ensure the continued delivery of a robust assessment process and to reduce the workload museums have reported when preparing an Accreditation return.
The revised returns cycle includes:
- a reduction in the frequency with which museums are invited to complete an Accreditation return
- an extension of the Accreditation award to cover three, rather than two, years
The dates that museums can expect to receive an invitation to provide a return, along with a deadline, have been published on the ACE Accreditation Returns page. ACE have reflected the current cycle and the subsequent cycle to support museum’s planning activities.
Should you wish to discuss your current position in the returns cycle, please contact your assessing organisation.
Guidance documents to support you in your return can be found on the ACE Guidance documents page.
Returns should be undertaken through an online application system hosted by the Arts Council. More information on this can be found in our step-by-step guide to accessing the system.
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