American Alliance of Museums Accreditation

We are ending our blogging hiatus and we have some good news to share — this week the Museum happily announced that we have become an Accredited Museum by the American Alliance of Museums.

As the museum field’s mark of distinction, accreditation offers high profile, peer-based validation of your museum’s operations and impact – AAM

As a Curatorial team, we are very proud of this accomplishment. The accreditation review process is rigorous. We were evaluated on the scope and status of our collections, collections development and planning, collections management (accessioning, loaning, borrowing, documentation, legal issues, and deaccessioning), and environmental monitoring and controls. In addition to the lengthy survey, we were visited by two peer reviewers. They spent two days in Dearborn, touring the Museum and meeting with staff members and departments.

In the end, it was a very worthwhile process that allowed us to evaluate our practices and to identify strengths, as well as areas of improvement.

You can read more about our accreditation here:
Arab American museum in Dearborn accredited by industry group – Detroit Free Press
Arab American National Museum in Michigan earns accreditation from national industry group – The Republic
A Local Museum Earns National Props – WDET (includes audio)
Arab American National Museum Plans Expansion, Receives Accreditation – Dearborn Patch

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