Designation Scheme information

Arts Council England’s Designation Scheme identifies and celebrates outstanding collections, which deepen our understanding of the world and what it means to be human.

Since 1997 the Designation Scheme has identified the best collections held in museums, libraries and archives across England. The founding aims were to raise the profile of these vital collections and encourage everyone to safeguard them.

The award stimulates pride, support and cohesion within an organisation. It raises the profile of the collection nationally and internationally, and can open the door to new revenue streams, including Arts Council programmes.

Click the link on the right-hand side to view more information on the Scheme on the Arts Council England website.

Date created: 1997

Author: Arts Council England

Publisher: Arts Council England