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How Accreditation Can Power Your Museum to Success!

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Exeter Community Centre

17 St. Davids Hill

Exeter

EX4 3RG

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Accreditation sets out nationally-agreed standards for running a museum; from its governance, to how it manages collections, to how it engages with communities. It is the blueprint for museums to ensure their collections are not only preserved for future generations, but audiences in the here and now are engaged with them. How this is achieved is set out in a museums statement of purpose which is fundamental to everything it does.

This event is an opportunity to hear all about the latest changes with the scheme from Arts Council England and an opportunity to meet members of the South West Museum Development team and learn how we can support you in all aspects of running a museum. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Accreditation Manager for Arts Council England and the Outreach Officer for Collections Trust to pose your questions on the newly refreshed Accreditation Standard and Spectrum 5.

What you will take away from the day

  • An understanding of key changes to the refreshed 2018 Accreditation Standard
  • How you can use Accreditation as a blueprint for success
  • Top tips on how to achieve and evidence how you meet the accreditation standard
  • How South West Museum Development can support your museum

Who is this event for?

This day is for museums in the Accreditation Scheme in the South West, whether you are a returning museum, working towards Accreditation or are thinking about whether Accreditation is right for your museum.




Agenda

10.00 Arrival, registration and networking with refreshments

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10.25 Housekeeping

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10.30 Welcome and introduction to the day Samuel Rowlands, Relationship Manager for Museums, Arts Council England

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10.40 How Museum Development can support museums Victoria Harding, Programme Manager – South West Museum Development

This session will explore the 2018-22 programme and what its offer means for Accredited museums and museums formally working towards Accreditation in the region.

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11.15 What has Accreditation done for me? – A Case Study

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11.30 Accreditation Update Annette French, Accreditation Manager, Arts Council England

This session will cover the results of the Accreditation Review and key changes in the refreshed 2018 Accreditation Standard. Attendees will also have the opportunity to put their questions forward.

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12.00 Panel discussion, Using Accreditation as a blueprint for success

  • Annette French, Accreditation Manager, Arts Council England
  • Samuel Rowlands, Relationship Manager for Museums, Arts Council England
  • Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
  • Vicky Dawson, Technical Accreditation Advisor, South West Museum Development

Through this panel session chaired by Victoria Harding, Programme Manager, this session will explore how an integrated approach can support museums in the south west using Accreditation as the framework to instigate change in your museum. We welcome suggestions of questions that you would like to ask our panellists. Please submit your suggestions via your registration form.

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12.30 Lunch and networking opportunity

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13.45 Workshop 1

Option A: Organisational Health

  • Eleanor Moore, Sustainable Volunteering Officer
  • Jason Finch, Senior Museum Development Officer
  • Vicky Dawson, Technical Accreditation Advisor

In this workshop you will examine the Accreditation requirements under the theme ‘Organisational Health’ (all things governance, workforce, finance and risk) and how South West Museum Development can support your museum meet the Standard. Through a fun and probing activity, you will uncover the central role played by your museum’s Statement of Purpose.


Option B: Managing Collections

  • Helena Jaeschke, Collections Development Officer
  • Roz Bonnet, Programme and Projects Officer
  • Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust

Through practical exercises this session will explore the essential components you need to include in your policies, plans and procedures to help you to develop best practice standards when managing your collections and the journey you need to make to move your collections management practices forward.


Option C: Users and their Experiences

  • Rachel Miller, Audience and Insights Officer
  • Victoria Harding, Programme Manager

With practical advice and great examples from the South West, the workshop will guide you through what ‘users’ and ‘their experience’ really means, how an understanding of both is crucial to museum resilience, and how you can simply but effectively apply the standard in your museum. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out how our Audiences and Insights Officer and Digital Engagement Officer can support you with audience engagement activities in your museum.

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14.45 Afternoon break

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15.15 Workshop 2

Option A: Organisational Health

  • Eleanor Moore, Sustainable Volunteering Officer
  • Jason Finch, Senior Museum Development Officer
  • Vicky Dawson, Technical Accreditation Advisor

In this workshop you will examine the Accreditation requirements under the theme ‘Organisational Health’ (all things governance, workforce, finance and risk) and how South West Museum Development can support your museum meet the Standard. Through a fun and probing activity, you will uncover the central role played by your museum’s Statement of Purpose.


Option B: Managing Collections

  • Helena Jaeschke, Collections Development Officer
  • Roz Bonnet, Programme and Projects Officer
  • Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust

Through practical exercises this session will explore the essential components you need to include in your policies, plans and procedures to help you to develop best practice standards when managing your collections and the journey you need to make to move your collections management practices forward.


Option C: Users and their Experiences

  • Rachel Miller, Audience and Insights Officer
  • Victoria Harding, Programme Manager

With practical advice and great examples from the South West, the workshop will guide you through what ‘users’ and ‘their experience’ really means, how an understanding of both is crucial to museum resilience, and how you can simply but effectively apply the standard in your museum. You’ll also have the opportunity to find out how our Audiences and Insights Officer and Digital Engagement Officer can support you with audience engagement activities in your museum.

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16.20 Reflections and summation

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16.30 Finish




About us

This day is brought to you by the South West Museum Development programme, the regional development provider for museums in the South West since 2012. South West Museum Development works in partnership with Arts Council England to deliver advisory services for the Accreditation Scheme. Our mission is to support museums in the region to achieve sustainable improvements and maximise their benefits to audiences and communities.

This day is brought to you in partnership with Arts Council England and Collections Trust.

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