20 July 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Museum have been awarded maintenance of full accreditation by the Heritage Council under their Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.
The award was made to Monaghan County Museum Curator, Liam Bradley by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr. Jimmy Deenihan at a gala event in Dublin’s Irish Architectural Archive headquarters.
The Curator accepted the award on behalf of the entire museum staff, who were present on the day, along with the Chairperson of the Museum Advisory Committee, Maeve Hackett, Acting Co Manager, David Fallon and the Mayor of Co Monaghan, Colr Hugh McElvaney.
Minister Deenihan in congratulating the staff of Monaghan Co Museum on this enormous achievement noted how significant it was that the Museum Advisory Committee Chairperson, the Co Manager and the Co Mayor all took time out of their busy schedules to attend the event. He said that it demonstrated the amount of support that the museum staff enjoys from their parent organisation, Monaghan Co Council.
Monaghan Co Museum first achieved full accreditation in 2008 when it became the first local authority museum in the Republic of Ireland to reach the milestone.
The judges’ comments in relation to the maintenance of accreditation stated:
“Returning to review the museum, the Assessor commented that the most impressive aspect of the site visit was the involvement of all members of staff in assisting with the assessment and sustaining all standards since its first assessment.
“The Assessor also commended the care of collections and disaster planning carried out across the site as exemplary.
“In terms of the commitment to continuous improvement, the Assessor noted the museum’s commitment …

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