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Museum Designation Scheme re-opened

The Scheme identifies collections of national significance and quality throughout England, held outside of the national museums, libraries and archives.

The announcement with links to the guidance can to be  found on the Arts Council website.

The Designation Scheme exists to identify and celebrate collections of outstanding resonance – that deepen our understanding of the world and what it means to be human.Collections that currently hold Designated status come from such diverse areas as political and ecclesiastical archives, art history, literature and theatre, economics, the history of transportation on land and on water, and the medical profession. They demonstrate eclectic tastes and intellectual journeys, the emergence of disciplines and theories and the careers of our famous figures.