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So you always meant to be a Mentor…
Many of the smaller, usually voluntary-sector museums in our region don’t have the resources to employ museum professionals. This is where Museum Accreditation Mentors come in.
They provide impartial, external advice and help their mentored museum achieve Accreditation and maintain it, with the support of the regional Museum Development team. Mentors have proved to be highly valued by the museums they work with and the role offers opportunities to extend your museum experience. You can find out more about being a mentor here http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-museums/accreditation-scheme/museum-mentors/ or by coming to the Accreditation Mentor Workshop on Friday 18th March 2016 from 10.30am to 4.00pm at the Foundling Museum, London.
We are currently looking for mentors for several museums is the region. If you think you’d like to become one, let your MDO know or contact Kate Hebditch, Accreditation Adviser firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that ACE require mentors to have at least 5 years’ museum experience.
Accreditation Mentors Workshop
The free workshop is aimed at all current and prospective Accreditation Mentors working or living in the South East and London and offers the opportunity to learn about the role and benefits of Accreditation mentoring, meet others involved in supporting Accreditation and share experiences of being a mentor. There will be an update from Annette French, Accreditation Manager at Arts Council England, on Accreditation and the assessment process.
Funding for this event has been provided by Arts Council England and the South East Museum Development Partnership. Travel bursaries of up to £100 are available and details will be sent to you on booking.