As the museum field’s mark of distinction, accreditation offers high profile, peer-based validation of your museum’s operations and impact. Accreditation increases your museum’s credibility and value to funders, policy makers, community and peers. Accreditation is a powerful tool to leverage change and helps facilitate loans between institutions.
The Alliance recently launched a streamlined reaccreditation process that maintains its rigor and same high standards while reducing the time it takes to complete by 50%. In summer of 2014 a newly revised first-time accreditation process will debut and applications for accreditation will once again be accepted. 
To be notified when the application is available, please contact Accreditation staff.
Learn more about the Continuum of Excellence and how to use it as your pathway to accreditation.