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Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images General view of The Long Room in Trinity College Library, Dublin.

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards

Six museums across the country are to be given accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme aimed at raising standards in the sector.

SIX MUSEUMS ACROSS the country are to be awarded with accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme that which aims to raise minimum standards in the sector.

The museums to receive full accreditation are the Old Library Trinity College Dublin, the Pearse Museum OPW in St Enda’s Park Rathfarnham, and Castletown House OPW in Co Kildare.

Meanwhile, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Limerick will receive interim accreditation, and the Monaghan County Museum and the Butler Gallery Kilkenny will be awarded maintenance of the full accreditation they received in 2008.

The museums will be awarded accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) – a voluntary programme which includes seven categories consisting of 34 standards, 25 of which are interim standards and nine are full. The MSPI has attracted involvement from across the cultural spectrum of Ireland, from national institutions to small, volunteer-led organisations.

To date, 15 museums have achieved full accreditation and 10 have received interim accreditation.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan will present the accreditations at a ceremony in the Architectural Archive on Wednesday.

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