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AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 21 Museums Receive this High Honor

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced 21 reaccreditation …

The Shifting Sands of Excellence: A Q&A with Accreditation Leaders

One of AAM’s closest-watched programs is Accreditation, the flagship program on a continuum that measures and confers excellence, giving museums an external seal of credibility which …

Should There Be a Core Document for Education?: An Update on the EdCom Task Force

As a prerequisite to accreditation, museums must submit five Core Documents for verification, a set of plans and policies considered fundamental to professional museum operations, values, …

Alliance Announces Latest Accreditation Awards – 23 Museums Receive This High Honor

Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced seven new museum accreditation awards …

AAM Names McDermott and Russo New Accreditation Commissioners

For Immediate Release Arlington, VA – The Board of Directors of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) announce the appointment of Marise McDermott and Melissa Russo as new Accreditation …

Alliance Announces Latest Accreditation Awards – 17 Museums Receive This High Honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced three new museum …

What to Expect from the Core Documents Verification Process

In 2018, the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego (JFG) decided to embark on museum accreditation, taking the key step of participating in the Core Documents Verification …

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) announces three new museum accreditation awards and 18 reaccreditations

Arlington, VA – The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced three new museum accreditation awards …

How One Small Museum Approached Accreditation

Accreditation helps museums focus their purpose, refine their practices, and build their futures. But some museums, particularly those with small staffs and budgets, might consider it …

AAM Names Beaulieu and Richardson New Accreditation Commissioners

AAM has appointed Rebekah Beaulieu and Evans Richardson IV as new Accreditation Commissioners, with terms that begin January 1, 2019 and end Decembe…

American Alliance of Museums Announces One Newly Accredited Museum and 15 Reaccreditations

Accredited at the October 2018 meeting of the Alliance's Accreditation Commission, 16 museums have demonstrated they meet standards and best practices and represented themselves as …

American Alliance of Museums Announces Accreditations

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) today announced 22 museums were reaccredited, and one received its first-time accreditation, at the June 2018 meeting of the Accreditation …
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Category: COVID-19
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Designing for Engagement: Five Steps for Co-Creating Exhibits and Programs with Your Communities

Category: Community Engagement & Impact
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