Accreditation Update: COVID-19 Response 

Arts Council England recognise that many museums are closing their sites due to the impact of Covid-19 and in response to Government advice.

In order to support the sector during these unprecedented times all Accredited museums in the UK will have their current award status extended for an additional 12 months. All future Accreditation Panel meetings, including the upcoming meeting scheduled for 28th April 2020, are also postponed.

The Arts Council will be publishing FAQ’s with greater detail on what this means and how it might affect you by early next week, please check the ACE website for these. In the meantime, if you have any questions please get in touch at:

We realise that this is a very challenging period. Museum Development Yorkshire are here to support you throughout this crisis so please do stay in touch. We also recommend signing up for our weekly E-bulletin which will include regular updates, information and details of support available to the sector: