3 Questions with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

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Recently, we heard from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center, and Ann Burroughs, President and CEO, of the Japanese American National Museum about their experiences in Accreditation. Today, we hear from Timothy Slavin, Director & State Historic Preservation Officer for the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to … Read More

3 Questions with the Japanese American National Museum

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Recently we heard from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center about their experience in Accreditation. Today, we hear from Ann Burroughs, President and CEO, of the Japanese American National Museum. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? For the Japanese American National Museum, re-accreditation is an important validation of the professionalism that … Read More

The African American Firefighter Museum’s MAP Experience

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Susan Zwerling is a Museum Assessment Program Officer for AAM.   I recently interviewed African American Firefighter Museum Board President David Spence (DS) about the museum’s latest Museum Assessment Program (MAP) experience. The museum has undertaken an Organizational, a Collections Stewardship, and now a Community Engagement MAP: Susan Zwerling (SZ): Your organization has been through 3 MAPs. Have there been any … Read More

3 Questions with the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

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Earlier this year, we heard from the Imagine Children’s Museum, the Mob Museum, the Museum of Danish America, and the Nichols House Museum on what it means to achieve accreditation. In this edition, we hear from Dr. Adam Long, Director of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? We loved the way that the accreditation … Read More

3 Questions with the Nichols House Museum

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Over the past few week’s we’ve heard from the Imagine Children’s Museum, the Mob Museum, and the Museum of Danish America on what it means to achieve accreditation. This week we hear from Victoria McKay, executive director, of the Nichols House Museum. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? We are very proud of our accredited … Read More

3 Questions with the Museum of Danish America

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Over the past two week’s we’ve heard from the Imagine Children’s Museum and the Mob Museum on what it means to achieve accreditation. This week we hear from Rasmus Thøgersen from the Museum of Danish America.   1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? Achieving accreditation places the Museum of Danish America amongst the top … Read More

3 Questions with the Mob Museum

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Last week we heard from Nancy Johnson about the Imagine Children’s Museum’s accreditation experience. This week we talk with Jonathan Ullman, Executive Director of the Mob Museum. 1. What does accreditation mean to you personally and/or to your museum? I think we all have a profound sense of accomplishment in receiving accreditation. We have had accreditation as part of our strategic … Read More

3 Questions with the Imagine Children’s Museum

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Pursuing museum accreditation can be a daunting prospect. But accreditation not only increases a museum’s credibility and value to its community and peers, it helps ensure the longevity of collections, it reinforces the museum’s education and public service roles and promotes ethical behavior. Something we should all strive for, don’t you think? As many of you know, AAM has recognized museum … Read More