Following the success of the World War Two exhibition the Museum has been awarded full Accreditation for its work by the Arts Council England. Rod Viveash the curator of the museum says “We had 60 visitors last weekend which underlines how popular the museum is and one of the reasons why we received the accreditation. It is also a reward for all the hard work of the volunteers who run the museum and the foresight of Daventry Council in setting up the museum”.
Daventry Museum was awarded full accreditation back in 2010. Accreditation is the UK Standard for museums and galleries. It defines best practice and agreed standards that guide museums and encourage development. The Arts Council England oversees the Accreditation Process and periodically invite museums to evidence that they continue to maintain the Accreditation Standard through a returns process.
The term “Full Accreditation” distinguishes between the other 3 possible outcomes of the assessment; provisional accreditation (where the organisation has failed to meet all the requirements but have 12 months to achieve them); accreditation is deferred due to assessors requiring more information; and the museum is removed from the scheme for a number of reasons.
Daventry Museum was successful in its recent application to retain its existing Accreditation status.
If you would like to find out more about the Accreditation Scheme please visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-museums/accreditation-scheme/