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The Dayton Art Institute’s journey to accreditation has helped the institution become more financially stable and…

Trust the Process

Hill Aerospace Museum’s accreditation journey put museum stakeholders on the same page, improved operations, and strengthened community c…

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 …
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Sky’s the Limit: Holosonics’ Revolutionary Audio Spotlight Technology Honors Revolutionary Women at New England Air Museum

Category: Industry Advertorial
New England Women in Aviation, the permanent exhibit unveiled in March 2022 at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, utilizes Holosonics’ patented directional …

Contact Senators Today and Advocacy at #AAM2022

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – May 13, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Ask Your Senators to Sign On to Senate OMS Letter by May 20! Join Us in Boston: Advocacy Sessions at #AAM2022 …

With Strategic Focus, TikTok Creates New Opportunities for Cultural Institutions to Inspire Critical Thinking and Constructive Dialogue

Category: Alliance Blog
In September of 2021, TikTok surpassed one billion users, making it the fastest-growing social media app. The video-sharing platform allows users to post short-form videos, which are then …

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