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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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A Q&A with Dirk Hiscock, Designer of This Year’s Winner for Excellence in Publication Design

Category: Alliance Blog
After reviewing hundreds of entries every year, the jury for AAM’s annual Museum Publications Design Competition awards only one publication with the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for …

Pushing the Boundaries

Category: Museum Magazine
The Whitney Plantation Museum confronts the truth of its history in all facets of its …

Beyond the Museum Walls

Category: Museum Magazine
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2021 issue of Museum magazine, a benefit of AAM membership. The Queens Museum serves as a community anchor by embracing porosity, …

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