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AAM Announces Latest Accreditation Awards: 15 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 5 first-time …

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 …
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CARE-apy: Psychological Science and the Visitor Experience

Category: On-Demand Programs: Audience Research & Evaluation
When visitors leave a museum, in what ways are they different than when they walked in? What intellectual connections did visitors make with the ideas and artifacts with which they …

Changing Expectations, Changing Experiences: Cultural Audiences in the Post‐pandemic World

Category: On-Demand Programs: Engaging Audiences
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Audience attitudes towards culture—including basic assumptions about what constitutes a cultural …

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Be the Change You Wish to See

Category: On-Demand Programs: Financial Sustainability
This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. Museum professionals must understand fundraising to create and sustain value for their communities. Using …

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