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Promoting your accredited status

As an accredited conservator you should use 'ACR' after your name. If you want to describe your accredited membership please state that you are an:  'Accredited member of (your professional body)' and not accredited by (professional body). Accredited members, who want to promote their ACR status on their business literature, need to identify separately those who are accredited members, you should not indicate that it is the business that is accredited. 

Use of logo

As an accredited conservator (ACR) you may advertise your status with the use of the 'Collective Trade Mark of PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorers'.  

This PACR logo guidance provides information on it use. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you wish to use the PACR logo

Conservation Register

Have you become PACR accredited in the past few years? Have you thought about joining the Conservation Register?

This guidance can help you to use some of the project information included in your PACR application and transfer it into an application for the Conservation Register


Continuing professional development

Professional membership carries with it a responsibility to maintain professional standards by acting ethically, adhering to the profession’s code of practice, and keeping up-to-date through ongoing development. 

As an accredited conservator-restorer you are required to carry out regular reviews of ongoing learning and development and identify areas for further development. You will be periodically recalled to submit your CPD Review to ensure that you are updating your knowledge and skills and continuing to keep up with developments in your field. No judgments are made on the contents of your reviews. 

 

Go to Continuing Professional Development for more information

The full pdf CPD Policy 57.40 Kb relevant to PACR accreditation (also includes details of the 'Time Out' policy) 


Would you like to be a PACR mentor?

Your fellow members need to learn from your experience of the PACR process.

It would be one way to support the profession - through volunteering time to help new PACR applicants with their application form and prepartioon for their assessment.

Mentoring is seen as a two way process - you both have a learning opportunity, so it is good for your CPD too.
It is not always possible as a mentor to meet face to face with the mentee; so email and telephone support is equally as valid. You can decide how much time you are willing to offer your mentee, and how many mentees you can support at one time - some mentors prefer to work with one mentee at a time, some work with more, depending on what the mentee wants - but the decision is mainly yours at the outset.
 
If you are interested in becoming a PACR mentor please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Professional Development Manager or tel: 01626 824510

Mentor Training Day: 30 April 2014 in London programme

This is a one day training programme available for accredited members, free of charge and your travel is covered by Icon.
This PACR event is designed to support a formal mentoring scheme for PACR.
 
Please register your interest with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Who should attend?
It is aimed at accredited members who are interested in becoming a PACR mentor to support members working towards accreditation and for their continuing professional development.

Objectives
It will provide an overview about mentoring, based on the ‘Mentoring Toolkit’ that was piloted in June 2003 by members of the Museums Association, CILIP, the Society of Archivists (now ARA) and PACR. Each participant will receive a copy of the toolkit.

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • understand the principles of mentoring
  • have identified the key skills involved in mentoring
  • be able to identify personal development needs related to being an effective mentor
  • be able to make an informed decision about their role in mentoring

 

 
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