Anchorage Museum Receives Highest National Recognition
December 10, 2010
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Dec. 10, 2010
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The American Association of Museums (AAM) announced today t
“Accreditation is an entirely self-motivated process, and is no small task,” said Ford W. Bell, AAM president. “Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement. But put simply, it means the citizens of the communities served by these museums have in their midst a truly outstanding museum.”
AAM’s museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, 775 are currently accredited.
“AAM accreditation places the
Accreditation signifies that a museum fulfills its obligations to the public as set forth in its mission. The
Accreditation is a rigorous but highly rewarding process examining all aspects of a museum’s operations. A museum must conduct a year of self-study and then undergo a site visit by a team of peer reviewers. AAM’s Accreditation Commission considers the self-study and site visit report to determine whether a museum should receive accreditation. The process can take up to three years.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS
The American Association of Museums is dedicated to ensuring museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future. Learn more at www.aam-us.org.