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Accreditation Review

Accreditation Review

In January this year it was announced that Museum Accreditation would be undergoing a review of certain aspects of the Scheme.

The review is now live and UK Accreditation Partners are looking for as much feedback on the Scheme as possible, from both Accredited and non-Accredited museums and from individuals. Please do go online and respond.

Respond to the Accreditation review

The review has been shaped by the UK Accreditation Partners (Arts Council England, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland Museums Council) and wider stakeholders including Museum Development Network, the Accreditation Committee, and the Association of Independent Museums.

The refreshed Accreditation Scheme will be re-launched in Spring 2018 to coincide with the scheme’s 30th anniversary. In the meantime we’ll keep you updated as the review progresses.

Accreditation review update 21 June 2017

While the review is under way the process of Accreditation will continue, with returns being assessed against the current standard. The list of when next returns are due is published here.

In Scotland, although there was a small backlog, this has now nearly been cleared.

The link between the Recognition Scheme and Accreditation Scheme will remain, with full Accreditation status being an eligibility requirement for Recognition.

If you have any comments or questions about the review contact our Quality Assurance Manager

Jenny Youngson
Quality Assurance Manager
Telephone: 0131 550 4124

Alternatively contact the Senior Project Manager for the review, Ellie Collier, at

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