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Museum Accreditation Update May 2022

We are pleased to give an update on Accreditation in Northern Ireland and announce the schedule for return invitations.

23 May 2022


Museum Accreditation Update May 2022

We are continuing to work towards the full reopening of the Accreditation Scheme in Northern Ireland. We are currently open to:

·       Organisations interested in applying for the first time and ready to send in an eligibility questionnaire

·       New applicants who are confirmed as Working Towards Accreditation and applying for the first time or reapplying after a period of non-participation. They will need to be formally Working Towards Accreditation and will need to complete an Eligibility Questionnaire and be confirmed as eligible before they can apply

·       Museums holding a Provisional award.

Accreditation Return Schedule

We are pleased to announce the release of the schedule for accreditation returns, which covers our expected rollout over the coming years. This schedule is based on the expected return dates prior to the pause of the scheme and in the main, museums will be invited to make returns in order of when their last Full Accreditation was confirmed. Due to the pause in the scheme, the usual 5 year cycle has been stretched slightly but not significantly. We plan that invitations to make returns will go out to the first batch of museums in December this year. Please check the schedule for your museum below and contact if you have any questions or queries.

Accreditation Return Schedule PDF