3 Questions with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

Cecelia WallsAlliance Labs, Excellence, Featured0 Comments

A group of children and adults lean over a table with two costumed interpreters showing them how to make potourri

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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Exterior image of the front of the historic house two stories painted gray with a wrap around porch

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

Excellence & Equity at 25: Then, Now, Next

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Greg Stevens is director for professional development at AAM. (Excerpted in Museum magazine, Jul/Aug 2017) Diversity. Equity. Accessibility. Inclusion. These terms (together, “DEAI”) are central to current, often animated discourse across the field, reflecting a significant time of transition for museums. With the important diversity and inclusion conversations currently taking place, colleagues who were around in the late 1980s and early … Read More