Museum Mentors

The Museum Mentors scheme partners experienced professionals with smaller museums, to help them in their Accreditation applications and returns.

There are currently 305 Museum Mentors, providing professional advice and support to 433 independent museums in the UK.

To apply to be a mentor you must have:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working professionally in museums, with recent experience at curator/manager level. At least three years should be in an area of competence relating to Accreditation: organisational health, collections, or users and their experiences.
  • A relevant or linked qualification, which can include a higher degree or diploma in Museum Studies, the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA) or vocational degrees.
  • A commitment to career-long CPD. This could be through participation in formal CPD channels, such as the Museums Association’s AMA and CPD+ schemes, or through logging their CPD activity on their CV.
  • Currently active in the sector.

If you would like to apply to be a Museum Mentor then please contact our Regional Accreditation Advisor, Helen Thornton on or visit the Arts Council Website for more information.

Small Development Grant Scheme 2018-22

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