Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)

To meet the requirements of the scheme, museums must demonstrate that they achieve clearly defined standards relating to governance and management, services for users, visitor facilities and collections management.  There are currently over 1800 museums participating in the Scheme, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment of all communities.

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The MLA's Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for UK museums.

Leading strategically, the MLA promotes best practise in museums, libraries and archives, to inspire innovative, integrated and sustainable services for all.

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council is a Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)