As the museum field’s mark of distinction since 1971, 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, insurers, community and peers. Accreditation is a powerful tool to leverage change and helps facilitate loans between institutions.
Accreditation is based on the core standards for museums
: the Characteristics of Excellence
. The accreditation process is centered on self-study and peer review and takes 8-16 months to complete, every ten years.
Use the links to the right to learn more about the process, benefits, statistics, and which museums are accredited.