The University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) has been awarded full accreditation by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). This national quality standard confirms that UECLAA has met stringent guidelines on how it is run, how it looks after the collection, and the services it provides to users and visitors.
The MLA praised UECLAA’s five-year development plan, which seeks to grow and increase access to the Collection. Director and Curator, Dr Joanne Harwood, said: 'This is the beginning of a new phase for this unique Collection. As an accredited museum, we can move ever closer to our aim of increasing public access to Latin American art in the UK, through our partnership with firstsite:newsite and by fundraising for a permanent space on the University's Colchester campus.'