Accredited museums must have access to advice from an appropriately qualified and experienced museum professional. Volunteer run museums and museums without qualified staff must appoint a Museum Mentor.
Contact your Accreditation Adviser to get a list of mentors in your area or if you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself.
- Do the qualifications and experience of the museum professional meet the definition above?
- Is a mentor required? Is there evidence of appointment in the form of a governing body minute and a signed agreement? Is the agreement current?
- Is there evidence for effective engagement with and by the mentor in the form of visits, and an annual review process?
- Is there a clear line of communication between the museum professional/museum mentor and the governing body?