Decision details

Museum Accreditation

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Regeneration advised members that Museums Accreditation had replaced Museums Registration and was the national standard for museums in Britain, administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).  Wirral Museums Service needed to submit applications for the Accreditation of the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and Birkenhead Priory before the end of March 2009.  Both sites were registered under the previous national scheme.  Part of the application process required Cabinet approval for the application for Accreditation, the Forward Plan and the Acquisitions and Disposal Policy.


Resolved: - That


(1)  the applications for Accreditation for Williamson Art Gallery and Museum and Birkenhead Priory be approved;


(2)  the Forward Plan for the Museums Service be approved; and


(3)  the Acquisitions and Disposals Policy for the Museums Service be approved.

Publication date: 24/03/2009

Date of decision: 19/03/2009

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/04/2009

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