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 2023 Standards Review Program.


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.

2024 Standards Participants

Seven organisations from the Brisbane region have undertaken the 2024 Standards Review Program.

2023 Standards Participants

Three organisations from the Scenic Rim have undertaken the 2023 Standards Review Program.

2022 Standards Participants

Two organisations from the Lockyer Valley have undertaken the 2022 Standards Review Program.

2021 – 2022 Standards Participants

Four organisations in Rockhampton and Bundaberg have undertaken the 2021 Standards Review Program.

MEDIA RELEASE: Archer Park Rail Museum and Country Hospital Museum, Rockhampton

MEDIA RELEASE: Capricorn Coast Historical Society, Yeppoon

MEDIA RELEASE: Hinkler Hall of Aviatio, Bundaberg

Standards Community Directory

Standards Community Directory Volume II cover

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?

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.


Training & Professional Development

Museums & Galleries Queensland

07 3059 9743
[email protected]

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