Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Director Tim Slavin was recently interviewed for an article on the agency’s newly earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. The interview was conducted by Cecelia Walls for the newsletter, Alliance Labs. Go to the following to read the article: 3 Questions with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
Developed and sustained by museum professionals for over 45 years, the American Alliance of Museums accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. It strengthens the museum profession by promoting practices that enable leaders to make informed decisions, allocate resources wisely, and remain financially and ethically accountable in order to provide the best possible service to the public. Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, approximately 1,000 currently are accredited. Delaware’s state museums join only two other museums accredited in Delaware.