The San Diego Museum of Art Awarded Reaccreditation by American Alliance of Museums
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to announce it has received reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the leading professional organization for museums in the United States. The reaccreditation signifies the Museum’s commitment to meeting, and in many areas exceeding, the national standards and best practices for U.S. Museums, while holding itself publicly accountable to excellence.
The rigorous accreditation process, which takes 8-16 months to complete, is peer-driven and provides invaluable feedback and validation of museum operations and impact. The requirements cover everything from high standards of collection care and climate control, to effective and mission-driven leadership, governance, and strategic planning.
The AAM Accreditation Commission, comprised of museum leaders from around the country, praised the collegial and productive working relationships between the Museum’s departments, including Curatorial, Collections & Exhibitions, and Education staff members. The highly effective collaborative leadership between the Museum’s Maruja Baldwin Executive Director, Roxana Velásquez; Chief Operating Officer, Dieter Fenkart-Fröschl; and the Board of Trustees was also commended.
“Being awarded this reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums is a significant acknowledgment of our work and an affirmation of our mission to inspire, educate and cultivate curiosity through great works of art,” said Velásquez. “Our team continuously strives to create the best experience for our visitors, and this honor reflects those years of hard work.”
Developed by museum professionals 45 years ago, the AAM accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement.
Of the nation’s nearly 17,500 museums only just over 1,000 are currently accredited. The San Diego Museum of Art first received accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums in February 1973.