ERIC Number: ED102883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Museum Accreditation: Professional Standards.
Fitzgerald, Marilyn Hicks
One of the surest signs of professionalism in any field of endeavor is the establishment of standards of performance by which the general public and those who work in the profession may judge the adequacy and effectiveness of its institutions. The establishment by the American Association of Museums (AAM) of a national program of accreditation is an important indicator that the museums of the nation are emerging as a profession. More museums will continue to apply for participation in this accreditation program; and as the number of fully accredited institutions grows, the strength of museums on a national level will increase, lending added strength to the museum professions. This book begins with the history of the AAM accreditation, program, and continues with the definition of accreditation for the AAM. The accreditation procedures and the visiting committee procedures are then examined. The appendixes contain: biographies and photographs of accreditation committee; official application forms; visiting committee narrative report; testimonials for accreditation; and a list of accredited museums as of May 1973. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Educational Facilities, Higher Education, Museums
American Association of Museums, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Museums, Washington, DC.