The Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny has retained Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland (MSPI), which is run by the Heritage Council
The Donegal County Museum was one of seven of Ireland's museums to be awarded the top standard of Full Accreditation, which requires complying with all 34 designated standards under the MSPI.
It takes about five years to achieve all the standards and now, of the 57 participants in the programme, 29 museums have achieved full accreditation.
The awards adjudication was announced at a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin today by the Chairman of the Heritage Council, Mr. Conor Newman.
Originally awarded Full Accreditation in 2011, the Heritage Council Assessor said: “Donegal County Museum is to be commended on its success during challenging financial times in maintaining all the core elements of the Museum, including a good programme of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and other events.