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March 23, 2018  RSS feed

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Florida Holocaust Museum again receives accreditation

Florida Holocaust Museum has received reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums, making it one of only three nationally accredited Holocaust museums.

To receive reaccreditation, the museum went through a rigorous process of self-assessment and review by its peers.

“Accredited museums are a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence,” said Laura Lott, Alliance president and CEO. The organization is the only one representing the entire scope of the museum community.

“Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement, of which both the institutions and the communities they serve can be extremely proud,” said Lott.

Developed and sustained by museum professionals for over 45 years, the museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation, and public accountability. Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the educational and public service roles of museums, and promote good governance practices and ethical behavior.

Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, 1,070 are currently accredited through the Alliance. To earn accreditation a museum submits a self-study questionnaire and key operational documents for evaluation, then undergoes a site visit by a two-person team of peer reviewers. The Accreditation Commission considers these results to determine whether a museum should receive accreditation.

“I commend the staff, board and volunteers of these institutions for their focus and commitment to excellence,” said Accreditation Commission Chair Amy Bartow-Melia. “They’re an inspiration to our field and vital assets to the communities they serve.”

The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th St. S., St. Petersburg. For additional information, visit or call (727) 820-0100.

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