This is an exciting time for us because earning this designation demonstrates that we are committed to maintaining standards of professional practice and to ensuring that we play a strong and important role within the community.
We voluntarily participated in the Recognized Museum Program offered by the AMA, which involved providing evidence to a panel of museum professionals that demonstrated how the institution meets the AMA’s Definition of a Museum. The Recognized Museum Program (RMP) is an accreditation program managed by the Alberta Museums Association that identifies those museums and related sites in Alberta that meet professional standards for best practices.
Visitors can now look for the easily recognizable Recognized Museum logo, which identifies the institutions in the province that offer a quality museum experience.
About the Alberta Museums Association: Founded in 1971, the Alberta Museums Association is the non-profit provincial association for Alberta’s museums and museum professionals and supporters. The AMA leads, facilitates, and supports museums in their vital role within communities across the province. Today, the AMA has more than 280 Institutional and 330 Individual Members.
For more information about the Recognized Museum Program and / or the Alberta Museums Association, please visit www.museums.ab.ca.
A special word of thanks to Hans and Irene for the many hours spent preparing the necessary documentation required to achieve this designation. Congratulations on a job well done!