Joining the CMP

Participation in the Community Museums Program is set at two levels:
  • Registration
  • Accreditation
RegistrationA registered museum has demonstrated its intention and commitment to applying the standards to its operations and activities, according to its individual circumstances and resources.AccreditationAn accredited museum has demonstrated its capacity not only to meet the standards required of registered museums, but also to achieve and maintain further standards that demonstrate a high and sustained level of operation. Accredited museums are models of excellence for the community-based museums sector. History SA encourages all registered museums to aim towards accreditation status, and will assist any registered museums who indicate this intention. At the same time, History SA acknowledges that achieving accreditation may be difficult for some museums.