Accreditation Across Borders with AMA and AAM


Julie Hart, Senior Director, Museum Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums
Marie Péron, Executive Director, Michener House Museum & Archives, Flatiron Museum and Blacksmith Shop Museum
Lauren Wheeler, Program Lead, Alberta Museums Association
Jill Hartz, Executive Director, University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art


Trisha Carleton, Curatorial Assistant, Western Canadian History, Royal Alberta Museum


  • Business, Leadership/Careerpath

This session will examine museum excellence, best practices, and adaptability through accreditation programs operated by the Alberta Museums Association and the American Alliance of Museums. Participants will hear perspectives about the importance of accreditation in museums and the heritage field from the programs’ administrators and participants, compare the Canadian and American approaches, and exchange ideas about accreditation, best practice, and standards across borders.