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Why Does Accreditation Matter?

The stewardship of “excellence” by a diverse and dynamic coalition of museums can better equip the field to confront many of the most pressing issues o…

From the President and CEO: Equity and Excellence

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. Like society at large, the museum field is at a pivotal moment of …

Meeting the Moment

With its forthcoming report, Excellence in DEAI, AAM seeks to help museums achieve excellence in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. The museum field is incredibly diverse. It …

From Surviving to Thriving

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…

Assess for Success

The AAM Museum Assessment Program inspired the Janet Turner Print Museum to expand its programming, collection, and collaboration with campus and commun…

Celebrating 50 Years of Museum Excellence

AAM’s Accreditation Program and Museum Assessment Program demonstrate the field’s commitment to growth and i…

After MAP, KidsPlay Children’s Museum Is Ready to Build Community Bridges

Through the Museum Assessment Program, museums gain perspective on how to improve core areas of their operations, with a combination of guided self-reflection and close consultation with an …

With the Help of MAP, the Manassas Museum Met Its Changing Community’s Needs

Through the Museum Assessment Program, museums gain perspective on how to improve core areas of their operations, with a combination of guided self-reflection and close consultation with an …

A Big COVID-19 Pivot: The Museum Assessment Program Goes Virtual

The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) is one of the most valuable programs offered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) for emerging institutions, museums undergoing structural change, …

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, …
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How will you speak up for museums in 2022?

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – January 19, 2022 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Register Today: Museums Advocacy Day 2022 Registration Closes THIS Friday, January 21! Contact Congress: Urge Your …

In the Pandemic a New Museum Charter School is Born

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Over the past two years, the pandemic has prompted museums to experiment with new products and services to meet the needs of their communities. Some of these experiments have turned out to …

Three Ways Epson Moverio Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Can Enhance Visitor Experiences at Museums

Category: Industry Advertorial
As visitors are beginning to return to museums after more than a year of keeping their distance, museums may still be faced with challenges to drawing in attendees. Even prior to 2020, many …

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