BOCA RATON, FL.- The Boca Raton Museum of Art
announced that it was awarded re-accreditation by the American Association of Museums. Accredited status from AAM is the highest national recognition achievable by an American museum. Of the nations estimated 17,500 museums, 778 are currently accredited.
Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures that these organizations continue to uphold their public trust. Developed and sustained by museum professionals for more than 35 years, AAMs museum accreditation program is the fields primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art takes great pride in achieving reaccreditation by the American Association of Museums, said George Bolge, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. This recognition is a reflection of the quality of work performed at the Museum on a daily basis and our institutions continued drive to provide outstanding exhibitions and valuable educational programming and resources for our community and beyond.
To best serve their communities, it is essential that museums be committed to institutional improvement, maintaining the highest standards in collections stewardship, governance, institutional planning, ethics, education and interpretation and risk management.
The communities served by these institutions can take pride in knowing that they have in (their) midst one of the countrys top museums, said Ford W. Bell, AAM president.