'The museum’s governing body must have access to advice and guidance from a museum professional. If the museum does not employ a museum professional, it must have a written agreement between itself and a museum mentor.' (Accreditation standard, October 2011)

A guide to continuous professional development (CPD) planning for collections management

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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) describes an approach to your own learning, which helps you to develop the professional skills and knowledge you need in your working life. Although not a direct requirement for the Accreditation Standard, this relates to the requirement in Section 1.8: Access to professional advice and input to policy development and decision […]

Resources for museum mentors

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These resources from Southwest Museum Development Programme are directly linked to the Accreditation Standard and support independent museums in developing good mentor relationships. A range of resources and signposts support Museums Mentors and the museums they mentor. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Southwest Museum Development Programme website.

Museum mentors

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Arts Council England has produced this resource to directly support museums to meet the Accreditation Standard. It is applicable to all independent museums across the UK and provides information and advice about the Museum Mentor scheme. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource to view on the Arts Council England website.

Museum mentor handbook

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Arts Council England has produced this resource to directly support museums to meet the Accreditation Standard. It is applicable to all independent museums across the UK. The publication provides guidance, information and a template agreement for museums and museum mentors. Clicking the link on this page will open this resource as a PDF in your current browser […]