Museum Accreditation celebrated at 15th year Anniversary
October 10th, 2010
We are very pleased to announce that The Holocaust Centre has received full Museum Accreditation status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
The Holocaust Centre will this Sunday (10th October) be celebrating the achievement of Accreditation as an official Museum by the Museums, Libraries and Acrchives Council (MLA) as survivors of the Holocaust gather to mark its 15th year anniversary.
“Accreditation status confirms that the Holocaust Centre is a responsible custodian of artefacts that will help to ensure young people can learn about and learn from the horrific experiences of the Holocaust,” says Centre Director Helen Whitney. “This is exciting and rewarding news for the Centre and sets the scene for continued development in the accessibility of our collections and our provision of engaging, challenging, high quality education for young people about the Holocaust and its lessons for today.”
Dr James Smith, CEO and Chairman commented whilst congratulating the staff:
“As an accredited museum, we now have a huge responsibility to ensure the services we offer our visitors and users are met to a standard laid down by a scheme that 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 museums overseas. This is an exciting and new phase for the Centre.”