Echuca Historical Society president Dot Hammond is thrilled the group has been officially acknowledged, receiving accreditation from Museums AustraliaCHLOE PICKARD July 11, 2014 3:50am
Echuca Historical Society staff are celebrating accreditation from Museums Australia.
The accreditation means the society has been officially acknowledged by Australia’s leading museum advocacy group and its peers.
The accreditation came after three years of hard work and several inspections by museum experts.
In 2010, the society applied to Museums Australia, a non-government national museums advocacy group.
The historic society was accepted to join the accreditation program in 2011.
To become accredited, the historic society updated its exhibits and the heritage-listed former police station they were displayed in, upgraded many internal procedures and created a new resource centre to store archives in.
Previously, the all-volunteer staff and archives were packed into the former police station, which also served as the museum’s inside exhibition area, but last year an additional building meant archives could be stored in a more suitable way.
President Dot Hammond said being accredited was a feather in the museum’s cap and would help with future funding endeavours.
‘‘It’s nice to be known as one of the better museums in Victoria,’’ she said.
The official accreditation certificate will be presented to the society at the 2014 Victorian Museum Awards on August 7.
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