When I first compiled my list of New York museums, one of my sources was the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Trade associations, I love ‘em. The Alliance accredits worthy institutions. However, its website describes an AAM Continuum of Excellence rather than a black-and-white, accredited-or-not dialectic.
Indeed, the AAM offers a variety of options for museums short of full accreditation. The simplest simply being signing a Pledge of, well, Excellence. AAM maintains a list of museums that have signed the Pledge and/or proceeded further along its Continuum, up to and including full accreditation. Continue reading “New York Museums of Excellence”