2021 OSU Museum of Art receives highest national recognition from the American Alliance of Museums

The Oklahoma State University Museum of Art has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, governments, funders, outside agencies and the museum-going public.

Alliance accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. Developed and sustained by museum professionals for over 45 years, the Alliance’s museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability.

Accreditation is a very rigorous process that examines all aspects of a museum’s operations. To earn accreditation, a museum first must conduct a year of self-study before undergoing a site visit by a team of peer reviewers.

Of the nation’s estimated 35,000 museums, almost 1,100 are currently accredited. The OSU Museum of Art is one of only nine museums accredited in Oklahoma.