In 2012 the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum achieved ACCREDITATION in History SA's Community Museums Program (CMP).

The Museum was first REGISTERED in 1982/3 and has maintained that status since.

The Museum has been successful in receiving a number of CMP grants: establishing a storage facility, creating outdoor interpretive signage, surveying preservation needs, professional interpretation of building history, acquiring Mosaic software to record collection items, professional creation of a display and interpretation plan, and design of the slab hut to food bowl exhibit.

Over the last five years, in particular, the volunteers have also upgraded the Museum's procedures and practices in line with the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

In April 2012, the Museum completed the documentation for its Accreditation submission.
In July, History SA staff performed the final site assessment.
At its August meeting, the Board of History SA approved the honour.

Click here to see Amanda James' announcement

Acceditation recognises a level of excellence. The Old Highercombe Hotel Museum is now one of only ten accredited museums in South Australia.

On 1 November 2012, Pauline Cockrill presented the official Accreditation certificate to Gill Starks, Vice President, at a morning tea attended by volunteers and local guests.

Click here to see Pauline Cockrill's summary

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