2019 Standards Reviewers at Mount Isa Underground Hospital and Museum.

Standards Review Program

The Standards Review Program supports museums and galleries through a process of self-review and external feedback.


kilometres travelled for the 2021 Standards Review Program, so far.


organisations have completed the program in Qld since it began in 2005.


industry professionals have volunteered as Reviewers since the program began.

More about the Standards Review Program

The Standards Review Program provides an exciting opportunity for museums and galleries to assess their practices against the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

Through a process of self-review and external feedback, organisations review their operations and policies standards of museum practice in governance, collection management, and public access and participation.

The program aims to establish a long-term network for sustainable community museums and galleries as well as acknowledge the hard work undertaken by volunteers and paid staff to maintain Australian cultural heritage.

The Standards Review Program is designed to recognise standards already achieved, act as a ‘health check’, allow participants to plan their own direction and strengthen community support and regional networks.

2021 Standards Participants

Four organisations in Rockhampton and Bundaberg are currently undertaking the 2021 Standards Review Program.

Standards Community Directory

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The Standards Community Directory features NSW and QLD museums that have previously participated in the Standards Review Program implemented by Museums & Galleries of NSW, and by Museums & Galleries Queensland. 

The Standards Community Directory features an outline of each museum that has gone through the Standards Review Program, including a Museum Profile, and how they benefited from participating in Standards. 

Previous Standards Participants

Interested in joining the program?

M&G QLD will be heading to Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim in 2022 to deliver the Standards Review Program.

If you are a museum, gallery or collecting organisation in Lockyer Valley or Scenic Rim and would like more information about participating in the Program, you are invited to attend an Information Session:
When: Wednesday 24 November 2021, 10am-12pm
Where: Boonah Cultural Centre, 3 High St, Boonah

To RSVP, please contact Leisha Walker, Training and Professional Development Program Officer, M&G QLD on 07 3059 9743 or email [email protected]

Watch these videos for advice to new or potential participants to the Standards Review Program.  

Skype interview with Kylie Bourne, President, Miles Historical Village Museum (participated in 2009).

Interview with Kylie Bourne (participated for the second time in 2016).


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The Standards Review Program has been developed in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.


Leisha Walker

Training & Professional Development Program Officer

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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