The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA was recently reaccredited by the American Alliance of Museums, an honor that less than 5 percent of U.S. museums receive. To celebrate this achievement, GMOA will be open to the public Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. AAM President Ford Bell will make an official announcement at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social. The event is free and open to the public.
Reaccreditation is a lengthy process, involving a self-study that takes several years and a site visit lasting several days. During the visit, AAM representatives toured the facility from top to bottom, met with university upper administration and interviewed staff members, volunteers, students and patrons of the museum. Only 16 percent of university museums are accredited, and application is no guarantee for accreditation.
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