Accreditation Commission

The Accreditation Commission is the body responsible for making independent decisions regarding accredited status. It meets three times per year and is made up of museum professionals whose collective experience and expertise represent the range of diversity in the museum field.

Commissioners are museum professional with significant leadership level experience who have an understanding of a wide range of museum operations, have experience with accreditation, and demonstrate a commitment to standards and building excellence across the field. Commissioners serve in a volunteer capacity for an initial term of five years and may be reappointed. See the full position description to learn more.  

Now accepting nominations for the accreditation commission.

Current Commissioners

Listed with terms of service:

  • Burt Logan, executive director and CEO, Ohio History Connection, Columbus (Chair, 2012–2015)
  • William Eiland, director, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens (2009–2014; Vice Chair, 2012–2014)
  • Andrew Masich, president and CEO, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh (2004–2010; 2010–2013, 2013–2015)
  • Patricia Murphy, executive director, Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, Ohio (2009–2014)
  • Terrie Rouse, chief operating officer, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta (2009–2014)
  • Bonnie Styles, director, Illinois State Museum, Springfield (2007–2013, 2013–2016; Chair, 2009–2012)
  • Mary Sue Sweeney Price, director emeritus, The Newark Museum, N.J.(2008–2013, 2013–2016)