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New Museum Accreditation Committee Chair announced

Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, who is currently Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Management Team, has been appointed as the Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee. He brings a wealth of experience to the Committee.

Speaking of his appointment, Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker said: ‘I am extremely excited to be able to take up this role at this time. I hope to make a valuable contribution to the Committee and its ongoing work to foster, promote and protect museums and galleries, collections and the provision of rich and engaging public offers in these very interesting and challenging times’.

Museum Accreditation is the sector Standard for museums and galleries in the UK and focuses on how museums are managed, how collections are developed and the experiences offered to the public. The achievement of Accreditation opens access to funding to support further development and activity.

Scott Furlong, Director of Acquisitions, Exports, Loans and Collections Unit, Arts Council England said: ‘I am delighted that Hadrian has been appointed as Chair of the Accreditation Committee at a very important point for the Scheme. With museums across the UK facing very real financial challenges, the foundation that the Accreditation Standard provides feels more required than ever. Hadrian brings invaluable experience and an understanding of both Accreditation and the sector that will contribute hugely to the work of the Committee and Scheme.’

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