Shrine of Remembrance now officially a museum

Shrine Trustees are pleased to announce that the Shrine of Remembrance has gained Museum Accreditation from Museums Australia (Victoria).

The Shrine of Remembrance will formally receive a Museum Accreditation certificate, at the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards to be held on Wednesday 26 July at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image).

Since 2003 the Shrine of Remembrance has developed its undercroft and created the Galleries of Remembrance, opening in 2014.

The Shrine team has worked hard to meet the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries and obtain the accreditation through the development of procedures, policies and practices to meet recognised museums standards.

The Shrine of Remembrance underwent a rigorous accreditation review by a professional panel of museum experts, and has been commended for award-winning building redevelopment, innovative exhibition display, design and content, and public programs and education.

Jean McAuslan, Director Access and Learning, Shrine of Remembrance said the Shrine had evolved dramatically since adding interpretation and collecting to its traditional role of remembrance.

“We welcome and value the recognition afforded to the Shrine by Museums Australia (Victoria)” she said.

The Victorian-based Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) is now in its 23rd year and is run by Museums Australia (Victoria), the professional association for the museum and gallery sector.

There are currently 73 accredited museums in Victoria and a further 27 working towards the goal.

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