The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, Broughty Castle Museum and The Mills Observatory are celebrating after being awarded ‘Full Accreditation’ status by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England.
The scheme sets nationally agreed standards for all museums in the UK. To meet the requirements, museums and galleries have to demonstrate that they comply with standards relating to how they are governed and managed, how they provide services and facilities for users of, and visitors to any museums, and how they care for and manage their collections.
Accreditation is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective developments in the museum sector. It has led the way in raising museum standards in the UK, and has been used as a model and source of inspiration for similar schemes overseas.
Sally McIntosh, Museum Registrar at Leisure & Culture Dundee said
"We are delighted to be awarded full museum accreditation by The Arts Council England administered by Museums Galleries Scotland. It shows that we are maintaining the high standards of museum practice for The McManus, Broughty Castle and Mills Observatory. We are particularly delighted for The McManus as it comes in our 150th anniversary year.”
Jenny Youngson, Quality Assurance Manager at Museums Galleries Scotland said
“As the administrators of the Accreditation Scheme in Scotland, we are encouraged to see such a strong standard being maintained in Dundee. We hope this stamp of approval will encourage locals and visitors to discover the amazing facilities and collections on their doorsteps in the City of Discovery.”