Program areas at AAM
Field-wide services: accreditation is the museum field's mark of distinction since 1971, offering a high profile, peer-based validation of a museum'Museums's operations and impact. Accreditation increases a museum'Museums's credibility and value to funders, policy makers, insurers, community and peers, and can be a powerful tool to leverage change and help facilitate collections loans between institutions. The accreditation process is centered on self-study and peer review and takes an average of 12 months to complete. Accredited Museums are expected to renew their accreditation every 10 years through a process of re-accreditation.
Publications and business enterprises: aam produces an award-winning magazine (museum), published bi-monthly, which addresses the issues and challenges facing Museums today and whose audience is people who work in Museums. Recent issues have focused on engaging new audiences, trends in museum education, strategies for creating an ideal board, and a futuristic view of Museums. Aam also co-publishes books with rowman & littlefield, the latter of which provides all editorial, print, production and fulfillment services. Aam receives a percentage royalty in return for use of aam's copyright.
Meetings and professional education: aam's annual meeting and museumexpo first started in 1906 in new york with under 200 museum professionals and has grown to over 5,000 attendees, becoming the largest museum conference in the united states. The aam annual meeting is the only event of its scope and scale. It brings together Museums of all types and sizes--from art and history Museums to zoos and botanic gardens--to share ideas and make connections that are transformational. It's a place where all museum professionals learn from one another, create partnerships, and leave inspired to make an impact on their Museums, communities, and the world.
Membership: aam membership helps Museums and individuals working in Museums to connect to the resources needed to keep up with best practices in an ever-changing field. From research and reports to toolkits and professional development programs, aam membership brings a wealth of knowledge to excel in the field. Categories of membership include institutional, individual, industry and ally. Expenses $493,372. Including grants of $ 0. Revenue $3,062,886.advocacy: Museums advocacy day (mad) provides essential training and support that advocates need to meet effectively with members of congress and their staff. Museums advocacy day is a unique opportunity to unite with museum colleagues and supporters from across the country as one voice to reaffirm Museums' essential value, collective contributions, and aspirations while making the critical case for Museums directly to congress. Mad is an annual two-day conference in Washington, dc typically scheduled at the end of february. Expenses $363,141. Including grants of $ 0. Revenue $23,070.center for the future of Museums: the center for the future of Museums (cfm) is a "think tank"-like program to help Museums navigate the future by monitoring cultural, technological, political and economic trends that matter to Museums; equipping Museums to help their communities address future challenges; and building strong connections among Museums and educational, corporate, civic, nonprofit and government organizations. Cfm hosts a blog, an annual report called trendswatch, as well as other reports and specialized research. Expenses $157,590. Including grants of $ 0. Revenue $0.