27/07/2021

GAA Museum receives MSPI Maintenance of Accreditation Award.

The GAA Museum is honoured to be among a number of museums recognised for achieving excellence in museum management, collections care and visitor services by the Heritage Council under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI). The Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) was established by the Heritage Council to benchmark and promote professional standards in the care of collections and to recognise through accreditation the achievement of those standards within the Irish museum sector.

After a rigorous external assessment, the GAA Museum successfully maintained its full accreditation status, highlighting the work of the entire museum team including tour guides alongside curatorial, archive and education staff.

The Heritage Council noted that the GAA Museum has achieved much of note over the last five years – including significant development of the front of house and related IT systems; the outstanding range of exhibitions, education and events aimed at providing accessibility and inclusivity to multiple audiences: and improvements to collections access via the on-line archive and website. Most recently the GAA Museum has developed and delivered the high-profile Remembering Bloody Sunday exhibition accompanied by an extensive series of lectures and events.  In presenting the maintenance of accreditation award, it is notable that the GAA Museum’s impressive achievements are the result of a very small staff team working closely with a committed board, that provides clear strategic direction and support for the Museum’s development.
 
It continues to be notable that the Museum’s impressive achievements are the result of a very small staff team working closely with a committed board, that provides clear strategic direction and support for the Museum’s development.

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