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Wilmot Museum, 2016

Tasmania’s new Museum Standards Program

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Arts Tasmania is pleased to announce a new pilot Museum Standards Program to help Tasmanian museums aim for best practice in management, build a significant collection and connect with their community and visitors.

The program is based on the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries and offers resources, fresh ideas and a framework of goals to aim for. Arts Tasmania’s Museum Standards Program is an opportunity to look at how Tasmanian museums work and to provide an opportunity inspired by the best ideas from some of the finest minds in the Australian museums sector. It is also a great chance for our museums and collections to consider what they would like to achieve in the future.

Museum staff and volunteers are able work on the self-assessed program at their own pace with Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators available to offer support, advice and assistance with projects that work towards completion of the program. The successes of participating museums will be promoted in Arts Tasmania newsletters and associated media.

There will be two intakes in the next 12 months, Tasmanian museums interested in participating in the pilot program can find more information and register their interest here: www.arts.tas.gov.au/msp

The first registration period is open now and closes on Friday, 9 December 2016.

A second registration period will open in April and close in May 2017.

Image: Wilmot Museum, 2016.