The Association of Nova Scotia Museums Announces Newly Accredited Museums
Halifax, NS. May 18 2022 – On International Museums Day 2022, the Association of Nova Scotia Museums (ANSM), with the support of Nova Scotia Gaming Support4Culture, is pleased to announce that nine museums have been granted the designation of Accredited Museum.
Museums receive the Accredited Museum designation by participating in the Museum Evaluation Program and meeting eligibility requirements. In order to be considered for accreditation, museums submit a voluntary application for review. This designation demonstrates a museum’s commitment to public accountability and professional standards.
ANSM collaborated with museum representatives from across Nova Scotia to develop the Accredited Museum designation. Following a rigorous remote and on-site assessment process, applications were peer-reviewed to ensure that professional standards were met or exceeded by all sites that received the designation. In order to maintain accredited status, museums apply to renew their designation every four years. Accredited museums showcase their designation on-site, on promotional materials, through digital platforms, and are featured on the ANSM website.
Today, nine museums are receiving their Accredited Museum status: the Age of Sail Heritage Centre, the Army Museum, the Colchester Historeum, Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum, the Kings County Museum, the Mahone Bay Museum, the Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre, Memory Lane Heritage Village, and Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum.
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