The Museum Accreditation Scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries.
It tells everyone involved with a museum that they’re doing the right things to help people to engage with collections and protect them for the future.
The Museum Accreditation Scheme does this by making sure museums manage their collections properly, engage with visitors, and are governed appropriately.
What is the Museum Accreditation Scheme for?
To encourage all museums and galleries to meet an agreed standard in:
- how they’re run
- how they manage their collections
- how they engage with their users
To build people’s confidence in how museums manage collections in trust for society, and how they manage public resources.
To reinforce a shared, ethical way of doing things for everyone involved in running a museum.
**Accreditation Standard November 2018
Find out more from Arts Council England’s website here
The refreshed UK Museum Accreditation Scheme was launched on Thursday 1 November.
During 2017-18 the UK Accreditation partners (Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Museums Council) reviewed the Museum Accreditation Scheme to make it more focused and user-friendly. Over 800 people engaged with the review in the UK and have helped to shape the changes. They’d like to thank everyone who took part and had their say on how the Scheme could be improved.
The new Accreditation returns schedule has been published, find out when your museum’s return is due by following this link:
The revised Standard can be found here and full guidance will be available shortly.