St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery Awarded National Accreditation

| May 8, 2012
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The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College has achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. AAM Accreditation signifies a museum meets and often exceeds the standards and best practices of the museum field; it is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation, and public accountability. In addition, AAM Accreditation earns national recognition for a museum for its commitment to excellence in all that it does: governance, collections stewardship, public programs, financial stability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, 779 are currently accredited. The Mitchell Gallery is one of only 15 museums accredited in Maryland.

Since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery has continually brought art of world renown to Annapolis, connecting the visual arts and the liberal arts. Its modern design by Annapolis-based architect Chip Bohl won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. The gallery attracts more than 10,000 visitors a year, serving the St. John’s College community and the wider communities as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art.

For more information: www.stjohnscollege.edu/events.

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