The postal address for MLA is Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4EA, UK. It moved to this address from 16 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA, UK in January 2006. The council will move to Grosvenor House at Bennetts Hill in Birmingham. It will take of space in the building.
1,800 museums are registered with the MLA and have agreed to follow its regulations. A significant exception is the Tate Gallery. It was revealed in 2006 that the Tate was the only nationally-funded museum not to be accredited to the MLA, as it did not wish to abide by guidelines that deaccessioned work should first be offered to other museums. The MLA threatened to bar the Tate from acquiring works under the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, whereby works are given to the nation to settle inheritance tax.