The Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster is the first museum to become Accredited in the West Midlands since the Accreditation scheme was paused in March 2020.
“We have been Working Towards Accreditation for many years and are delighted to have finally achieved our goal,” says Sue Hetherington, Museum Manager, “The process of gathering all the required material together has been rigorous, but very rewarding. It has allowed us to review, monitor and improve our procedures and aspirations. Meeting Emma [Relationship Manager for Accreditation] virtually rather than in person was very helpful and gave us the opportunity to talk through our application in greater detail.”
“Like many heritage venues we have suffered during the coronavirus lockdowns that have caused enormous loss of income, reduction in volunteers and low visitor confidence. As we gradually get back on our feet it is wonderful to be recognised in this way. The volunteers, staff and trustees have worked extremely hard to ensure the success of our application. This year, the Museum of Carpet celebrates its 10th birthday, and becoming an Accredited Museum is the perfect gift.”
Congratulations to the Museum of Carpet on their achievement!